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Posted on: May 9, 2019

It’s Mosquito Season!

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CANAL WINCHESTER, OH – The City of Canal Winchester has contracted with Franklin County Public Health for mosquito control in 2019.  Franklin County Public Health takes a proactive approach to mosquito management, utilizing many tools and techniques throughout the season to help control the mosquito population.

Tools & Techniques include:

  • Surveillance of adult mosquito populations by setting traps weekly throughout the county.
  • Larviciding areas of stagnant water and storm water catch basins to prevent mosquitoes from hatching in these prime breeding sites.
  • Testing of adult mosquitoes for the presence of disease, such as West Nile Virus.
  • Adulticiding (spraying) using ultra low volume (ULV), truck-mounted equipment to treat residential areas to reduce adult mosquito populations.
  • Sharing a variety of educational materials and awareness approaches.

In addition, historical data about mosquito breeding locations, areas that traditionally have high adult mosquito populations, and the frequency and distribution of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Franklin County helps to concentrate and focus mosquito management efforts.  Residents can help by reporting areas that they suspect may be mosquito breeding areas and/or when there is an increase in adult mosquito activity. 

Detailed information about the mosquito program and a form to request service or report an area of concern is available online at www.myfcph.org or by calling Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614)525-BITE.

Mosquito Management Program
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