News, events, and bulletins for neighbors living in Historic Germantown, Nashville, TN.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

9:15 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Mosquito Control Backyard Inspection Event

Media Contact: Brent Hager, Metro Public Health Department, 340-5625 or
Brian Todd, 340-2153 or 642-3649 (day of event)


Public Health Backyard Inspection Day to Help

Reduce Mosquito Population

Event Targets Neighborhood with History of High Mosquito Infestation

and West Nile Virus

WHO: Metro Public Health Department staff, area neighborhood
association presidents, community volunteers, and community
organizations will come together for a Backyard Inspection Day to help
residents of a Nashville neighborhood learn how they can take action to
reduce the mosquito population.

WHAT: Backyard Inspection Day volunteers will go door-to-door
offering approximately 200 homeowners backyard inspections to identify
mosquito breeding grounds. In addition to the inspections, homeowners
will learn how to reduce mosquito breeding grounds and to protect
themselves from biting mosquitoes. Fight the Bite brochures will be
provided to adults and a special brochure with mosquito prevention
messages will be available to children.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13th from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

WHERE: St. Henry's School/Church

6401 Harding Pike, 37205

Backyard Inspection Day will be conducted within the boundaries of
Highway 70 and Highway 100 split and Vaughns Gap Road.

Volunteers will meet at St. Henry's School at
8:30 a.m.

WHY: The targeted neighborhood in the West Meade area was
selected because the area has a history of high infestation of
mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, based on this year and the previous two
years of mosquito trapping by the Metro Public Health Department's Pest
Management Staff. No mosquitoes have tested positive for WNV in the
targeted area so far this year.

The Health Department hopes to use the Backyard
Inspection Day event to remind everyone in Nashville of what they should
do to identify and reduce the mosquito population in their yards and to
protect themselves against mosquito bites.

HOW: The Health Department asks residents within the
targeted area to call 340-2222 to request an inspection of their
property. Inspectors will go first to homes of those who request an