DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing residents in the villages of Sunbury and Galena as well as Marlboro Township that mosquito fogging will occur on Friday Aug. 18 as a result of a mosquito collection traps testing positive for West Nile virus.

Weather permitting, the Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog all of Sunbury and all of Galena as well as Marlboro Township in the area directly south of the Delaware County line, west of Delaware Lake Reservoir and east of Section Line Road. Exact fogging zone is located on the Pest Control Page of

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.

Updated fogging plans will be announced on and on the Health District’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to dump standing water where mosquitoes 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 in the morning and 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.

Last Updated on September 18, 2017