DHGD to Conduct Mosquito Fogging in Response to Positive Test
Jul 29, 2013
DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District this summer has been actively trapping mosquitoes throughout Delaware County. As a result, West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito traps set in the Sunbury area. This is the first positive West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Delaware County this season.
In response, DGHD will begin fogging on Aug. 5, 2013 throughout the following locations:
Village of Sunbury
Village of Galena
Cheshire Road East of Golf Course Road
South Galena Road East of Golf Course Road
Golf Course Road
Crews will place signs advising residents who are in the fogging zones. Fog is sprayed starting around 9 p.m. from marked Health District pickup trucks. Residents should bring children and pets indoors while fogging is being conducted.
Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list.
Fogging will not proceed if the weather is windy or rainy. Updated fogging plans will be announced on www.delawarehealth.org and the Health District’s Facebook page.
All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect. Avoid going outdoors early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellant that contains DEET or Picaridin.
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