Mosquito spraying scheduled for today (July 13) in Groveport

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Franklin County Public Health has been actively trapping mosquitoes throughout Franklin County since mid-May.

Franklin County Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes in Groveport on Wednesday, July 13  beginning around 8:45 p.m. due to West Nile virus in mosquitoes and high trap numbers there.

Detailed maps of the areas that will be sprayed can be found at www.myfcph.org.  Residents are encouraged to visit the website often for spray maps and other mosquito information.

According to Mitzi Kline, director of communication for Franklin County Public Health, this week’s mosquito trap counts and RAMP testing revealed  Groveport had a pool of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus.

“We want to get in there and spray the city on July 13 starting around 8:45 p.m.,” said Kline.
It is a good reminder for residents to take precautionary steps to protect themselves and their families.

*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 time).

To report mosquito problem areas in your community go to www.myfcph.org  and complete a service request form. A message can also be left at (614) 525-BITE (2483), this is a voice mail system and all calls will be returned within one business day.

Residents of the city of Columbus should call 311.

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