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Metro Public Health Department Backyard Inspection Day April 28


To Help Reduce Mosquito Population and Increase Awareness to Protect Against Mosquito Bites

Event Held in the Inglewood area (near the Inglewood Library) and South Nashville area (near the Zoo)


Metro Public Health Department staff and community volunteers will come together for the 13th annual Backyard Inspection Day to help residents learn how they can take action to reduce the mosquito population.


Backyard Inspection Day volunteers will join staff from the Metro Public Health Department and go door-to-door offering free backyard inspections to identify and reduce standing water areas that can become 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.

Mosquito information, including the latest information about West Nile virus is available on the Health Department’s website.


April 28 Weather Permitting: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rain Date: May 5


Inglewood area – near Inglewood Library AND South Nashville – near the Nashville Zoo.


The targeted area was selected because it has a history of mosquitoes problems and an area where mosquitoes have previously tested positive for carrying West Nile 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.


The Health Department asks residents within the targeted area to call 615-340-8922 to request an inspection of their property. Inspectors will go first to homes of those who request an inspection.

WNV by the numbers in Nashville

Year Positive Batches Batches Collected Confirmed Human Cases Human Deaths
133 845 5 0
5 310 0 0
61 953 3 0
2014 26 1786 1 0