LICKING COUNTY, OHIO HEALTH DEPARTMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/08/2020
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) practices an integrated pest management approach to mosquito control. This includes trapping for adults, dipping for larvae, treating standing water with larvicide, draining breeding sites when possible, and spraying to kill adult mosquitoes when needed.
LCHD sprays to kill adult mosquitoes when needed. Mosquito spraying occurs with weather permitting during dusk hours from an LCHD marked vehicle.
This week's mosquito spraying schedule includes:
The most effective way to prevent mosquito-borne diseases is to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes. In Ohio, mosquito-borne illnesses are most often transmitted during the warmest months, May through October.
Diseases spread by mosquitoes are a concern in Ohio each year. Mosquito-borne diseases that may occur locally in Ohio include: Eastern equine encephalitis virus, La Crosse virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, and West Nile virus.
There are also several mosquito-borne diseases that Ohioans can acquire when traveling that could be brought back into Ohio: Chikungunya virus, Dengue, Japanese encephalitis virus, Malaria, Yellow fever, and Zika virus.
Being aware of mosquito and mosquito-borne disease activity in your area allows you to take action to protect yourself and others: avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites, plan ahead for mosquitoes while traveling and stop mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home.
Avoid Mosquitoes and Mosquito Bites
Use insect repellents when you go outdoors:
Stop Mosquitoes From Breeding In and Around Your Home
Don't let mosquitoes breed around your home:
Licking County Health Department Media Contact:
Olivia Biggs, Public Information Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org | (740) 349-6488
“The Licking County Health Department serves more than 170,000 citizens in the Licking County General Health District by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles with a vision of healthy people living in healthy communities.”
Our mailing address is:
Licking County Health Department
675 Price Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
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