The city of Pataskala has contracted with the Licking County Health Department for mosquito treatment.

The city of Pataskala has contracted with the Licking County Health Department for mosquito treatment.

Crews will begin spraying from 9 to 10 p.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue until about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

All areas are expected to be sprayed during the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 4.

The city will begin spraying in the northwest quadrant, including the subdivisions off Taylor Road, and will proceed eastward. If the county is able to provide additional vehicles and resources, the city will begin spraying in different sections simultaneously.

During the spraying and about an hour afterward, residents should stay indoors.

The mist, if inhaled, could cause dry mouth and some people might experience dizziness or nausea. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma should stay indoors because the spray might cause symptoms to occur.

The city is advising residents to help reduce the number of mosquitoes around their homes by eliminating standing water.

Buckets, gutters, tires, rain gauges and cans are among common items that hold water and induce mosquito breeding.

For more information about the schedule for mosquito spraying, call the city at (740) 927-0145.