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Public Health Backyard Inspection Day Postponed Until May 25

5/3/2013

Forecast for Rain Washes Out May 4th Event To Help Reduce Mosquito Population

Health Department Targets Goodlettsville Neighborhood

 
WHO:             Metro Public Health Department staff and community volunteers will come together for the 9th annual Backyard Inspection Day to help residents in the area learn how they can take action to reduce the mosquito population.
 
WHAT:           Backyard Inspection Day volunteers will join staff from the Metro Public Health Department and go door-to-door offering approximately 200 homeowners’ backyard inspections to identify mosquito breeding grounds. In addition to the inspections, homeowners will learn how to protect themselves from biting mosquitoes.   
 
Fight the Bite brochures will be provided to adults and a special activity brochure with mosquito prevention messages with coloring and games will be available to children.
 
WHEN            Weather Permitting:
Saturday, May 25th, 9 a.m. - 12 noon  
Health Department staff and volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m.
Forecast for rain postpones May 4th event
 
WHERE:         Gateway Elementary School                        
Backyard Inspection Day will be conducted within the boundaries of (Please see attached pdf for map.)
 
WHY:             The targeted area was selected because it has a history of mosquitoes problems and an area where mosquitoes were confirmed to carry West Nile Virus last year.
 
The Health Department hopes to use the Backyard Inspection Day event to remind everyone in Nashville of what they should do to identify and reduce the mosquito population in their yards and to protect themselves against mosquito bites.  
 
Those in the targeted area that would like to sign up for us to visit their property should call 340-8922.