Dublin, OH – Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) will be spraying for mosquitoes Thursday, Sept. 8, in the north zone of Dublin, which extends from north of Glick Road, west to Muirfield Drive, east to Riverside Drive and south to Brand Road.
Recent trapping revealed West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in this area. FCPH regularly traps and tests mosquitoes throughout the City. It is part of an Integrated Mosquito Control and Management Program aimed at disease prevention.
The spray is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting). It will take a few hours to spray the entire area. Spraying around Scioto Park will start after 9 p.m. so as to not affect those with park shelter rentals.
Spraying is typically only performed when WNV or extremely high levels of mosquitoes are found in a particular area. Visit our mosquito management web page 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.
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 myfcph.org or call 614.525.BITE (2483) to report problem areas in your neighborhood.
Public Information Officer
614.230.4683 – Cell
614.410.4523 – Desk