Mosquitoes Creating a Buzz in the City of Knox

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers has gotten several complaints from residents about the early annoyance of mosquitoes.

This wet, warm spring has allowed the mosquito population to get busy early and the Knox Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes at 6 a.m. today.

Mayor Chambers indicated that the conditions have to be just right to conduct mosquito spraying and today looks to be a good time to do that.

Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler stated that the county does not spray for mosquitoes.

If you do any outdoor activities when mosquitoes are active, make sure you wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Spray yourself with a mosquito repellent that contains DEET.

The West Nile virus is always a concern. While there have not been reports of the virus yet this year, you are encouraged to keep yourself protected from mosquitoes throughout the summer. Rid your property of mosquito breeding grounds. Make sure there is nothing on your property that can contain standing water as mosquitoes prefer those locations to breed.