The city of Canal Winchester has contracted with Franklin County Public Health for mosquito control in 2019.

Tools and techniques utilized by FCPH include surveillance of adult mosquito populations by setting traps weekly throughout the county; larviciding areas of stagnant water and stormwater catch basins to prevent mosquitoes from hatching in these prime breeding sites; testing adult mosquitoes for the presence of disease, such as West Nile Virus; spraying using ultra-low volume, truck-mounted equipment to treat residential areas to reduce adult mosquito populations; and sharing a variety of educational materials and awareness approaches.

Residents can help by reporting areas they suspect may be mosquito-breeding areas or when there is an increase in adult mosquito activity.

Detailed information about the mosquito program and a form to request service or report an area of concern is available online at myfcph.org or by calling 614-525-2483.