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Mahoning County Public Health to spray for mosquito control

The spraying will take place in various areas in Mahoning County in July and August.
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Through funding from the 2020 Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant Program, Mahoning County Public Health will be spraying for adult mosquito control during the next two months.

Spraying will help reduce the population of mosquitos and help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, according to a news release. 

Spraying will occur in the following limited areas within Mahoning County:

  • Austintown Township: Tuesday (July 14) and Aug. 6;
  • Austintown Township Park: Aug. 3 and Aug. 27;
  • Beloit village: July 28 and Aug. 24;
  • Boardman Township: Wednesday (July 15) and Aug. 11;
  • Boardman Township Park: Aug. 3 and Aug. 27;
  • Campbell city: July 29 and Aug. 18;
  • Chaparral Campgrounds: July 27 and Aug. 20;
  • Canfield city and township: July 20 and Aug. 13;
  • Canfield Fairgrounds: July 27 and Aug. 20;
  • Canfield Township Park: Aug. 3 and Aug. 27;
  • Green Township Park: July 27 and Aug. 20;
  • Lake Milton KOA Campground: July 28 and Aug. 24;
  • Lakeside Campground: July 28 and Aug. 24;
  • Lowellville village: Aug. 3 and Aug. 27;
  • Mill Creek Park: Aug. 3 and Aug. 27;
  • New Middletown: Aug. 4 and Aug. 31;
  • Poland Township Park: Aug. 4 and Aug. 31;
  • Poland village and township: July 21 and Aug. 17;
  • Poland Village Park: Aug. 4 and Aug. 31;
  • Sebring village: July 28 and Aug. 24;
  • Struthers city: July 16 and Aug. 12;
  • Western Reserve Campgrounds: July 27 and Aug. 20;
  • Youngstown (East Side): July 30 and Aug. 25.

Spraying will be performed between dusk and dawn, and if rainy or windy conditions are present, spraying will be postponed. 

If you have any bee hives, call the Environmental Health Division at 330-270-2855 so spraying can be avoided in those locations.

To help eliminate mosquito breeding sites around a home:

  • Empty or throw away containers in your yard that can collect water, such
  • as tires, buckets, bottles, toys, etc.;
  • Change water in pet bowls, bird baths and flower pot saucers at least
  • twice a week;
  • Clean clogged rain gutters;
  • Repair leaky outdoor faucets;
  • Keep water from accumulating on tarps and boat covers.

Bio-friendly larvacides, commonly known as “mosquito dunks” can be purchased at local garden and hardware stores. These will control larval growth in wet areas around the home for several weeks without harming other animals.




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