LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Beginning June 4th, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department crews will be out in the early morning hours spraying for mosquitoes.
Between 3:00 and 6:00 a.m., employees will rid neighborhoods of mosquitoes using a pesticide spray that's environmentally friendly. For other ways you can stay 'itch-free', health department officials say to avoid peak mosquito times, which are around sunrise and just before dusk.
They also say to wear long-sleeved, light-colored clothing if possible, and use a mosquito repellant that contains DEET. Environmental specialists say it's also important to get rid of any still water around your home, even if it's out of sight.
"Try to clean out all of your gutters. Make sure you've got all of the grime that's built up over the winter that you don't know that's sitting up there out of there," said Nathan Powell, Senior Environmental Health Specialist.
Health department officials have also updated their spraying routes to better protect the community.
To find a list of when mosquito spraying is scheduled for your area, go to lexingtonhealthdepartment.org to find your zip code.