DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing residents in Genoa Township and the city of Delaware that mosquito fogging will occur Tuesday Sept. 19 as a result of collection traps testing positive for West Nile virus.
Weather permitting, the Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog in the following areas:
Genoa: north of Hilmar Drive, south of Lewis Center Road, west of Hoover Reservoir and east of Worthington Road.
Delaware City: west of U.S. Highway 23
Exact fogging zones are located on the Animals & Insects 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.