Richland Public Health Releases Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Richland Public Health Releases Mosquito Spraying Schedule

  • 6/16/2017 4:08:04 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

RICHLAND CO, OH – Richland Public Health will be conducting mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following locations during the week of June 19 - June 23:
  • June 20 - Southwest of Milliron Auto Parts
  • June 20 - South of Hook Rd., North of Beam Rd., near SR 314
  • June 20 - South of Noble Rd., North of Main St., East of S. Walnut, West of Pettit St.
  • June 21 - East of Rudy Rd. West of Lexington-Ontario Rd., South of Rock Rd. S, North of Sherman
  • June 21 - North of ., South of the railroad tracks, East of Rock Rd. N
  • June 21 - South of Park Ave. W, North of Millsboro Rd., East of Griffon Dr., West of Scotland Blvd.
  • June 21 - South of Hemlock Pl., North of Milligan Rd., West of Lewis Rd.
  • June 21 - South of Millsboro East Rd., North of Alta W Rd., West of Ashwood Dr.
  • June 22 - South of Crider Rd., North of US 30, West of Dolce's Tree Services
  • June 22 - South of Resort Dr., North of Pershing Ave., East of Stewart Ave., West of Steven Dr.
All spraying will be conducted before dawn. This schedule is subject to change. Any schedule changes will be posted on Richland Public Health’s social media and/or website at https://www.richlandhealth.org/my-community/mosquito-spraying
 
Preventing Mosquito Bites
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, which includes puddles, stagnant ditches, and containers such as old tires, buckets, cans, neglected swimming pools and flower pots. Mosquitoes can carry diseases, including West Nile Virus, which can cause serious illness. It is important to apply mosquito repellent when participating in any outdoor activity when mosquitoes are active.
Richland Public Health recommends following these tips to help avoid mosquito bites:
  •  Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens.
  • Repair or replace all torn screens in your home.
  • Remove all discarded tires from your property.
  • Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water-holding containers.
  • Make sure roof gutters drain properly. Clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.
  • Drain water from pool covers.
  • Change the water in birdbaths at least once a week.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows, etc., when not in use.
  • Clean ditches of obstructions so they drain properly.
  • Eliminate any standing water that collects on your property.
  • Check trees for cavities that hold water and fill them with soil, gravel, or sand.
  • Remind or help neighbors to eliminate breeding sites on their properties
  • Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.

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