Spraying for mosquitoes in Lexington and Fayette County will begin June 1.
The spraying will start in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active, said a release from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
For a schedule of the spraying through June 24, check www.lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.
For spraying to be done, the wind speed must be less than 10 miles per hour, the temperature must be greater than 55 degrees Fahrenheit and there can be no rain or dense fog.
The department notes that the peak biting times for mosquitoes are from dusk to dawn. Insect repellents should be used when outdoors, especially during peak biting times and early morning hours.
Residents also are urged to limit standing water, a breeding place for mosquitoes.
To mosquito-proof your home and yard, fix or install window and door screens. Cover or eliminate empty containers with standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items such as tires, buckets, barrels and cans. Refresh the water in your pet's water dishes and birdbaths at least every five to seven days.
To report a standing water problem, call the city's Division of Environmental Health and Protection at (859) 231-9791.