Three Traps Test Positive for West Nile

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing residents in Harlem, Kingston and Scioto Townships as well as the village of Ostrander that mosquito fogging will occur on Wednesday Sept. 13 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 in the following areas:

Harlem Township:  north of Robins Road, south of Woodtown Road, west of Green Cook Road and east of Miller Paul Road.

Kingston Township: north of Wilson Road, south of Kilbourne Road, west of State Route 61 and east of Interstate 71.

Ostrander/Scioto Township: north of Mills Road, south Carr Road, west of Newhouse Road and east of Burnt Pond Road.

Exact fogging zone is located on the Pest Control Page of DelawareHealth.org. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and on the Health District’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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.

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.

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