Mahoning County to begin mosquito spraying Monday
The final mosquito spraying effort of the season is scheduled to take place around Mahoning County on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Spraying will help reduce the population of mosquitos and help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as the West Nile Virus.
Spraying will be performed between dusk and dawn
Adult Mosquito Control will occur in the following areas within Mahoning County:
- Austintown Township Park
- Boardman Township Park
- Canfield Fairgrounds
- Canfield Township Park
- Coy Park
- Mill Creek Park
- Poland Township Park
- Poland Village Park
- Chaparral Campgrounds
- Lakeside Campground
- Lake Milton KOA Campground
- Western Reserve Campgrounds
If rainy or windy conditions are present, then spraying will be rescheduled. Beekeepers with beehives can call our Environmental Health Division (330-270-2855 Option 2) so spraying can be avoided in those locations.
Many mosquito problems are the result of breeding sites around the home. Spraying is not effective in controlling the breeding sites of mosquitos.
To help eliminate mosquito breeding sites around the 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, birdbaths, and flowerpot 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 larvicides, 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.
Protect yourself from mosquito bites by:
- Cover exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and long pants
- Avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active such as dusk and dawn
- Avoid areas with heavy mosquito activity
- Use repellents on exposed skin – always read and follow the label instructions
- Inspect window and door screens and repair any holes