Spraying for mosquitos will take place in Mahoning County this summer, provided by a grant received from the Mahoning Co. Public Health.

Reducing the mosquito population is important in reducing mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus, which can cause a  high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness, and paralysis in infected people.

All dates are subject to change based on weather.

  • June 24: Canfield Fairgrounds; Chapparal Campground in Green Township
  • July 29: Mill Creek Parks; Western Reserve Campground in Ellsworth Township; Lakeside Campground in Berlin Township and Lake Milton KOA Campground in Milton Township
  • Aug. 26: Coy Park in Green Township; Boardman Township Park; Austintown Township Park; Poland Township Park; Poland Village Park and Canfield Township Park

Spraying will take place between dusk and dawn at each location. Anyone with beehives in the vicinity of the spraying locations should call the Environmental Health Division at 330-270-2855 to share hive locations.

Remember to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites around your home, which includes removing all items that can retain water such as:

  • Tires, buckets, toys, etc.
  • Change water in outdoor pet bowls, bird baths, and flower pot saucers twice a week.
  • Clean clogged rain gutters.
  • Repair outdoor leaky faucets.
  • Keep water from accumulating on tarps and boat covers.

Bio-friendly larvicides, also known as mosquito dunks, can be purchased at local hardware stores and controls mosquitos without harming other animals for up to a month.