Stories tagged with: mosquitoes

May 4, 2011 - 5:01pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

It's been a record setting wet spring across southeast Ohio and when the temperatures turn warmer, the next big problem will be mosquitoes.

Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer with the Muskingum County Health Department says the recent rain will cause an increase in flood pools for mosquitoes to breed.

"You can expect to see an increase in the amount of mosquitoes in the air. Fortunately, most mosquitoes that are breeding in flood pools are not the mosquitoes were worried...

August 13, 2010 - 4:23pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department announced Friday  that mosquitoes collected in Gratiot by the Licking County Health Department have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
 

Officials say the traps were set on Spring Street.
 

The Health Department says it will continue to spray mosquito problem areas.
 

If you live in Muskingum County and would like to request spraying for your neighborhood you can call the Health...

August 8, 2010 - 7:23pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Licking County Health Separtment wants to make sure it prevents the spread of West Nile Virus among mosquitoes.

So it will be conducting more spraying sessions this week in the cities of Newark, Alexandria, Kirkersville, Hanover Township, and Pataskala. A Buckeye Lake campground will also be targeted. All sprayings will take place after dusk.

Licking County was the second county in the state to find West Nile Virus in mosquitoes this year. Both reports came from...

July 30, 2010 - 11:02am
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Licking County Health Department will be conducting more sprays for mosquitoes.

West Main Street and Tamarack Road in Newark will be targeted on Monday, August 2nd, followed by Harbor Hills on Wednesday, and the Village of Kirkersville, Hartford Fairgrounds, and the KOA Campground in Buckeye Lake on Thursday. Crews plan to go out after dusk.

Licking County was the second county in the state to report the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes. Both cases came from pools of mosquitoes...

July 22, 2010 - 5:12pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

More mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Licking County.
 

The Health Department says the mosquitoes were collected in a trap located on Tamarack Road in Newark. They plan to do spraying in that area Thursday night.
 

This is the second pool of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus in Licking County this year.
 

The first positive pool was found earlier this month on Buckeye Boulevard in Newark.
 

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July 2, 2010 - 4:38pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

Evidence of the West Nile Virus is turning up in Licking County.

The Licking County Health Department says after collecting traps of mosquitoes at several locations, it found mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus on Buckeye Avenue in Newark.

Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says his department already conducted a spray of the area both Wednesday and Thursday.

Licking County is the second county in Ohio to find the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes this year.

June 13, 2010 - 4:47pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

A combination of summer-like temperatures and recent heavy rainfall is perfect for attracting mosquitoes.

In fact, the Licking County Health Department is reporting a high number of these insects in certain sectors of the county. Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says this statistic has prompted his staff to spray in areas with standing water to keep the mosquitoes from breeding in large numbers.

During this time of the year, there are some steps you can take to make sure you and your...

September 21, 2009 - 5:41pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The Licking County Health Department says it has found West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

Officials say the virus has been found in 55 pools of mosquitoes collected in the west end of Newark from traps set by the Health Department this year.

It's the second highest number of West Nile virus positive results in the state.

The Health Department is reminding residents to take precaution to protect themselves from mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile virus....

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