DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing residents within the City of Delaware that mosquito fogging will occur on Wednesday, July 29 due to a suspect case of the mosquito-borne disease La Crosse Encephalitis.

The Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog the areof the city that is west of the Olentangy River. Fogging will start around dusk from marked Health District pickup trucks. Residents should bring children and pets indoors while fogging is being conducted. If weather is not appropriate for fogging on Wednesday or if more time is needed to complete fogging, Health District staff will resume on Thursday, July 30.

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 fogged is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list. Requests must be submitted by 12pm on Wednesday, July 29.

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.