Dublin, OH – Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) will be spraying for mosquitoes at 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in Coffman Park in anticipation of the Dublin Irish Festival event Aug. 5-7. Please see the included map above for reference.
Additionally, FCPH will spray at 9 p.m. Aug. 1, in the south zone of Dublin, including the adjacent areas of Washington Township.
The City of Dublin can request additional spraying from FCPH. The largest three-day Irish Festival will take place Aug. 5-7 at Coffman Park. The City requested that the park be sprayed in advance of the event as a precaution. FCPH regularly traps and tests mosquitoes throughout the City. For example, recent trapping revealed West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in this south zone. Additionally, It is part of an Integrated Mosquito Control and Management Program aimed at disease prevention.
The Coffman Park spray is scheduled to start at 11 p.m. (weather permitting).
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 – https://dublinohiousa.gov/services/mosquito-program/.
West Nile Virus Symptoms:
- Mild fever
- Body aches
- Skin rash
- Swollen lymph glands
*Eighty percent of people bitten by an infected mosquito will not show any symptoms at all.
West Nile Virus Prevention:
- Wear EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET. (follow package directions)
- Dress in long loose sleeves and pants in light colors.
- 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.)
Please visit www.myfcph.org or call 614.525.BITE (2483) to report problem areas in your neighborhood.