Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention
CDC - Prevent Mosquito Bites
CDC Zika Virus
How to prevent mosquito bites
PCGHD mosquito prevention
ODH fact sheet for Zika Virus
Prevent Mosquitoes around your home
CDC West Nile Virus
2016 Mosquito Surveillance Reports
10.7.16 PCGHD West Nile Virus Report
Mosquitoes can be found around many households, campgrounds, and parks in Ohio. It is common for humans to come in contact with mosquitoes in the spring, summer, and early fall in Ohio when going outdoors. There are 59 species of mosquitoes in Ohio. Some of these mosquitoes are known to spread disease. Although rare, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as west nile virus, encephalitis and malaria if an infected mosquito bites a human. Dogs can also get heartworms from bites from infected mosquitoes.
With the emergence of the Zika Virus, mosquito prevention and control is a focus of public health agencies to help reduce mosquito-borne disease. Please utilize the links on this page to help find information and updates pertaining to the Zika Virus and also for mosquito prevention measures you can take to help protect you, your family, and your pets from mosquito-borne disease. Please contact Clinical Health Services at 740-477-9667 ext 240 if you have any questions or concerns about Zika Virus or other mosquito borne diseases.
For the remainder of 2016, PCGHD has received funding through the Ohio EPA to help with mosquito surveillance and control activities. PCGHD staff is available to help assist you with questions regarding mosquito prevention, filing complaints regarding mosquito problems in Pickaway County, and reducing mosquito harborage conditions in Pickaway County. To file complaints or report mosquito problems, please call 740-477-9667 ext. 225.