Stories tagged with: mosquitoes

May 24, 2012 - 5:31pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Experts are predicting a bad season for outdoor bugs.

Mosquitoes in particular are expected to cause the most problems.

The flying insects can carry the west nile virus.

Matt Hemmer from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is preparing for the busy season and said the mild winter is to blame for the spike in those pesky bugs.

"Because mosquitoes and other insects thrive in warm weather-- mosquitoes specifically, also in standing water, because of...

August 3, 2011 - 5:19pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

There's a confirmed case of LaCrosse Encephalitis in Muskingum County.

This disease is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.  Muskingum County Health Department Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said symptoms of Lacrosse Encephalitis are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and tiredness.  He said the health department is trying to stop the spread of the disease.

"The action we're taking is to actually go out to the areas where exposure was possible to occur and...

July 27, 2011 - 7:17pm
5 years 5 hours ago

If you're swatting bugs and scratching bites, that's because it's mosquito season again.

According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, recent heavy rain and flooding could increase mosquito populations.  Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said there are different types of mosquitoes that are active in certain months.

 "It's a very seasonal trend," said Hemmer.  "Most of the breeds that we see early on in the spring are...

May 4, 2011 - 5:01pm
5 years 12 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
5 years 49 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
5 years 50 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
5 years 51 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
6 years 5 days 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.

July 2, 2010 - 4:38pm
6 years 3 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
6 years 6 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...

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