KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two parts of Knox Co. will be sprayed for mosquitoes for the first time Thursday night after Health Dept. officials discovered the presence of West Nile. Six other regions are also set for a repeat spraying.
“To date, Knox County has had no confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in humans,” said Ronnie Nease, KCHD’s Environmental Health director. “By spraying to reduce the population of mosquitoes, we hope to reduce the risk of mosquito-to-human transmission"
The Health Dept. said it plans to post signs in the affected areas to alert residents of the spraying, which is scheduled to last from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Follow up spraying will occur in two weeks in the two new areas being sprayed.
New Areas to be Sprayed (Click mosquito image for maps):
Spence Place, Estelle Circle, Island Home Boulevard, Maplewood Drive, Hillsboro Heights, Fisher Place, Watson Place and Willis Place.
Vestal Volena Place, Mayfield Avenue, Ogle Avenue, Martin Mill Pike from Maryville Pike to McNabb Avenue, Higgins Avenue, Keebler Avenue to Tomlinson Street, Tomlinson Street, W. Moody Avenue, Chappell Road, Flennwood Way, Barrar Avenue including Mary Vestal Park.
Areas slated for Repeat Spraying (Click mosquito image for maps):
Fourth Avenue area
Cooper Street north of W 5th Avenue, W 5th Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street, W 4th Avenue, Elm Street, Marion Street, Dameron Avenue, Hatton Avenue, Burgess Avenue, Baxter Avenue from Body Street to Wray Street, Lee Street and Bernard Avenue.
South Knox County
These streets: Echodale Lane, Wise Hill Road, Stone Road, Stoneoak Lane and Magazine Road from Stone Road to Martin Mill Pike; Royal Heights Drive, Judith Drive, Grandin Drive, Larry Drive, Beachwood Drive, Liveoak Drive, West Red Bud Road, Sarvis Drive South West and Maple Loop Road from Sarvis Drive to West Red Bud Road.
Gulf Park Community
These streets: Dutchtown Road west-starting at Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) to Blessed Way including Manis Lane, Dutchtown Harbor, Dutchtown Villas and CAK; includes Embarcadaro Drive, Cortez Drive, Tallahassee Drive, Ethan’s Glen subdivision and Sanders Road north from Dutchtown Road to Venice Road; Venice Road from Sanders road-east including Tampa Road and Suwannee Road; Gulf Park Drive, Pensacola Road, Sarasota Drive, Galveston Road, Mobile Drive; Briarwood Blvd. west of Chateaugay Road including Briarwood Drive and Laurel Hill Road.
Heron’s Point/Choto area
Amber Woods, Bayview West, Choto Farms, Heron’s Point, Livery, Mallard Bay, Tanglewood, Walnut Grove, and the Woods at Montgomery Cove. Subdivisions NOT included are: Bailey Park, Choto Fields, Greystone Court, and Montgomery Cove.
Cumberland Estates subdivision, meaning all areas within Royalview Road, Robindale Road, Willowdale Drive, Silverhill Drive, Newberry Road, Landon Drive and Palmetto Boulevard. Also Short Road, High Drive and Nickle Road from Western Avenue to High Drive
Homestead Drive, Hallbrook Road, Zirkle Drive, Marshall Drive, Arlie Drive, Old Maynardville Pike, Halls High and Middle School and Halls Library