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.