Education on Mosquitoes, Ticks and Animal Bites (rabies)


Mosquito Plots in Carroll County

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Red - Residential
Yellow - Cemetery
Green - Parks
Purple - Campgrounds
Light Blue - Government
Orange - Camps
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Tickborne Diseases in Ohio

Mosquito-borne Diseases Locally in Ohio

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Mosquito-borne Diseases that Ohioans can acquire while Traveling

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AVOID mosquitoes and mosquitoes bites

Tips from the Ohio Department of Health on how to avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites
  • Apply repellents on exposed skin that are registered with the EPA. EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Wear clothing treated with permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent for extra protection
  • Use products according to label instructrions to optimize safety and effectiveness
  • Don't spray repellents on the skin under your clothing
  • Take extra care to use repellents from dusk to dawn
  • Wear light colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants to protect against mosquito bites
  • Consider avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito biting hours
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure

PLAN ahead for mosquitoes while traveling

  • Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travelers' Health website to search for the latest health notices for the country you're traveling to.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about your travel plans and measures you can take to reduce your risk of mosquito-borne diseases
  • Depending on which country(ies) you are visiting, malaria chemoprophylaxis or yellow fever vaccination may be recommended or required. An International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) may be required for travelers to gain entry into certain counties

STOP mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home

  • Empty standing water from flowerpots, buckets, barrels, tarps/covers and wheel barrows on a regular basis
  • Discard trash such as tin cans, plastic containers and other water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property
  • Dispose of discarded tires properly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out
  • Change the water in pet dishes frequently
  • Replace the water in bird baths weekly
  • Check and clean clogged roof gutters at least twice annually so they will drain properly
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with mosquito eating fish
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, even those that are not being used
  • Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used
  • Consider using products containing Bacillus thuringienisis israelensis (Bti) available at many garden and home improvement stores, to control mosquito larvae in containers that are too large to empty. Follow instructions
  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors
  • Use air conditioning it you have it
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