PREVENTION: MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASE
Reducing Vectorborne Disease Transmission
Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another, causing serious diseases in human populations.
Mosquito-borne diseases that may occur locally in Ohio include: Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), LaCrosse virus (LACV), St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), and West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquito-borne diseases that may be imported into Ohio (travel-acquired) include: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Dengue, Japanese encephalitis (JE), Malaria, Yellow fever, and Zika.
Take action to protect yourself and others: avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites, plan ahead for mosquitoes while traveling, and stop mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home.
This week's mosquito spraying schedule includes:
Tuesday, September 29th
Sugar Grove, Carroll, West Rushville, Millersport, and Liebs Island
The Fairfield County Health Department practices an integrated pest management approach to mosquito control which includes trapping adults to identify problem areas and testing for West Nile Virus, treating standing water with larvicide, draining breeding sites when possible, and spraying to kill adult mosquitoes when needed. FCHD sprays an EPA-certified product to kill adult mosquitoes from an FCHD-marked vehicle during dusk hours.
In the case of rain or high winds, the spraying will be rescheduled for next week.