Dublin, OH – Franklin County Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes Thursday, September 12, in the south area of Dublin, including some sections of Washington Township. Please see the included map for reference.
Recent trap data from this trap zone indicated some mosquitoes were infected with West Nile Virus.
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 on Thursday, September 12 is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting). It will take a few hours to spray the entire area.
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 –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 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)
Please visit www.myfcph.org or call 614.525.BITE (2483) to report problem areas in your neighborhood.