The Chattanooga area has escaped the West Nile outbreak hitting much of the country.
The CDC reports 26 deaths and nearly 700 infections from the mosquito borne virus.
Three cases have been confirmed in Tennessee, in Shelby and Green Counties.
Georgia and Alabama have also seen human cases.
Budget cuts ended fogging in Hamilton County.
The Health Department says spraying is not the best way to control mosquitoes that carry the virus.
Bonnie Deakins, Director, Environmental Health Services, "well it is mosquito season, and so every year we tell folks to protect themselves from bites by using repellents number one, especially if they're going to be outside during the hours between dusk and dawn, that's when the mosquitoes that carry these types of diseases are most active."
Also, cover exposed skin.
People over 50 and those with cancer or diabetes are at greatest risk for serious illness from West Nile.