City of Westerville, OH

07/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 22:49

Mosquito Control

Franklin County Public Health will treat the south, east, west and central areas of the City for mosquitoes on Monday, July 16, beginning at 9 p.m. The treatment is scheduled to reduce adult mosquito population after pools in the areas tested positive for West Nile virus. All work is weather permitting. A detailed map of the spray areas can be downloaded here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends residents take the following precautions to protect themselves and their families:

• Wear insect repellent that has been registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and follow package directions.

• Wear long sleeves and pants.

• Eliminate standing water around your home (mosquitoes breed in water and it doesn't take much time).

More information about mosquito control in Westerville can be found on the City's website. Additionally, Franklin County Public Health offers a wealth of information about mosquito control and safety on their website, www.myfcph.org.