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Public Health Backyard Inspection Day April 26th

4/1/2014


To Help Reduce Mosquito Population
Event Targets Nashboro Woods Area


 
WHO:
Metro Public Health Department staff and community volunteers will come together for the 10th annual Backyard Inspection Day to help residents in the Nashboro Woods 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:
April 26, 2014
Health Department staff and volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m.
Rain Date: (May 03, 2014)
 
WHERE:
Meeting Location for Health Department Staff and Volunteers: Lakeview Elementary School, 455 Rural Hill Road, 37217.
                                
Backyard Inspection Day will be conducted within the boundaries west of Bell Road, north of Edge-O-Lake, east of Murfreesboro Pike and south of Nashboro Boulevard.

WHY:
The targeted area was selected because it has a history of mosquitoes problems and an area where mosquitoes were confirmed to carry WestNile Virus.
 
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.  

HOW:
The Health Department asks residents within the targeted area to call 340-8922 to request an inspection of their property.  Inspectors will go first to homes of those who request an inspection.