Alerts and Advisories

Mosquito Spraying


The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health does not spray for nuisance mosquitoes. The department will spray for disease-carrying mosquitoes when it is deemed in the best interest of protecting public health. Spraying is weather dependent. Please be aware that the department will not spray if it is raining, the wind speed is above 10 miles per hour and/or the temperature is below 55 degrees.

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8-29-11 Health department to conduct more mosquito spraying
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 29, 2011) – Mosquitoes collected at nine locations have tested positive for West Nile virus, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying in those areas this week. Vector crews...

8-22-11 More mosquito spraying set for Tuesday
For Immediate Release More mosquito spraying set for Tuesday FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2011) – Another round of mosquito spraying to curb the spread of West Nile virus will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23. For the second week...

8-15-11 West Nile virus detection prompts more mosquito spraying
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (August 15, 2011) – Mosquitoes collected at nine different sites in Allen County have tested positive for West Nile virus, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying in...

8-8-11 More mosquito spraying scheduled this week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2011) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying this week in an area where mosquito samples again tested positive for West Nile virus. Vector crews will spray Tuesday in a half-mile...

8-1-11 Health department to spray for mosquitoes
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 1, 2011). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitoes this week to help combat West Nile virus. Vector control crews will spray Tuesday, August 2 in a half-mile radius around the 5000...

9-20-10 Health department to conduct mosquito spraying Tuesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 20, 2010) – Mosquitoes collected near the 5400 block of Smith Street have again tested positive for West Nile virus, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying in the area on Tuesday. ...

9-13-10 Mosquito spraying set for Tuesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 13, 2010) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health plans to spray for mosquitoes in several locations on Tuesday night. Vector control crews will spray in a half-mile radius of the 5600 block of Smith Street and the...

9-7-10 More mosquito spraying set for Wednesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 7, 2010) – Another round of mosquito spraying to curb the spread of West Nile virus will take place Wednesday. For the second week in a row, vector control crews with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will spray...

8-30-10 More mosquito spraying scheduled this week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 30, 2010) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying this week in a half-mile radius around eight areas where mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus. Vector crews will spray...

8-23-10 West Nile detection prompts more spraying
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 23, 2010) – As part of its ongoing efforts to control mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the health department will conduct targeted spraying this week in several areas around the county. Spraying will occur Tuesday in a...

8-16-10 More mosquito spraying scheduled this week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 16, 2010). – The health department will conduct targeted spraying this week in areas of Allen County where traps have again yielded mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. For the second week in a row, vector control crews will...

8-9-10 Health department to spray for mosquitoes
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 9, 2010). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will again be spraying for mosquitoes this week to help combat West Nile virus. Vector control crews will spray Tuesday in a half-mile radius around the 3100 block...

8-2-10 More mosquito spraying set for Tuesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 2, 2010). – As part of its ongoing efforts to control mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying this week in two areas in the county. Vector...

7-19-10 West Nile virus activity prompts first mosquito spraying of summer
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 19, 2010). – The first signs of West Nile virus activity in Allen County in the 2010 mosquito season were confirmed today. A sample of mosquitoes collected at the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue has tested positive for the virus,...

9-28-09 West Nile virus still a threat; City of New Haven to spray on Thursday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 28, 2009). – The health department has found mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in New Haven and the city will be spraying in the area on Thursday. Mosquitoes carrying the virus were identified in a sample collected in...

9-21-09 More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus
For Immediate Release More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile; health department to spray Tuesday FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2009). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be spraying for...

9-14-09 Health department to spray for mosquitoes Tuesday
For Immediate Release Health department to spray for mosquitoes on Tuesday FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 14, 2009). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday to help combat...

9-8-09 West Nile virus activity prompts more mosquito spraying this week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2009). – As part of its ongoing efforts to control mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying this week in several...

8-31-09 Woodburn to spray for mosquitoes on Wednesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 31, 2009). – A sample of mosquitoes collected in the 4400 block of Park Street in Woodburn has tested positive for West Nile virus. The City of Woodburn will be spraying the area on Wednesday, Sept. 2, if the weather allows...

8-24-09 Health Department to spray for mosquitoes on Tuesday to reduce risk of West Nile virus
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2009). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected near the 2100 block of Wayne Trace and will be spraying in the area on Tuesday. Spraying will begin at...

8-17-09 West Nile virus activity prompts third mosquito spraying of the summer
For Immediate Release West Nile virus activity prompts third mosquito spraying of the summer FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 17, 2009). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitoes in a half-mile...

7-27-09 West Nile virus activity prompts second mosquito spraying of the summer
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 27, 2009). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitoes in a half-mile radius around the 2500 block of Buckhurst Run in response to signs of West Nile virus activity. Spraying will begin...

7-13-09 West Nile virus activity prompts mosquito spraying on Tuesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 14, 2009). – The first signs of West Nile virus activity in Allen County in the 2009 mosquito season were confirmed today. A sample of mosquitoes collected at the 7700 block of Rothman Road has tested positive for the virus,...