Franklin County Public Health detected West Nile Virus in a pool of mosquitoes in the western area of Dublin, which is bordered by Houchard Rd. to the west, Tuttle Crossing Boulevard to the south, Post Road to the north, I-270 to the east.
FCPH regularly traps and tests mosquitoes throughout the City. It is part of an Integrated Mosquito Control and Management Program aimed at disease prevention.
Spraying will begin around 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, weather permitting. It will take a few hours to spray the entire area. Please take note of these steps you can take to protect your family from WNV:
- Wear insect repellent containing DEET (follow package directions)
- Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active
- Eliminate all standing water around your home (mosquitoes breed in water and it doesn’t take much)
WNV can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include mild fever, headache and body aches, often with skin rash and swollen lymph glands. Eighty percent of people bitten by an infected mosquito will not show any symptoms at all.
Spraying is typically only performed when WNV or extremely high levels of mosquitoes are found in a particular area. Visit our mosquito management webpage for more information on our Mosquito Management program, how you can help reduce mosquitoes and to sign up for FCPH’s Do Not Spray list – http://dublinohiousa.gov/services/mosquito-program/.
Please visit www.myfcph.org or call 614.525.BITE (2483) to report problem areas in your neighborhood.