Officials at Columbus Public Health have detected mosquitoes harboring the West Nile Vius at two different locations in Columbus.
The positive tests were collected from areas south of downtown Columbus, which were recently sprayed.
To avoid possible infection from mosquito bites: Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; if you must be outdoors, be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks. Light colors are least attractive to mosquitoes. Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.
Also, to eliminate mosquito breeding sites near your home: Remove all discarded tires and other water-holding containers, such as tin cans and unused flower pots, from your property. Eliminate standing water from your property. Make sure all roof gutters are clean and properly draining. Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty when not in use and drain water from pool covers. Change water in bird baths weekly.
During the week of June 27, city public health officials will be spraying the areas around most of the city’s parks:
uesday, June 28
East Columbus North Boundary- Billington/Durbin; East Boundary- Brice; South Boundary- Main; West Boundary- McNaughten).
Thursday, June 30
Dodge Park; Lou Berliner Park; McCoy Park; I-670 Bike Trail; Olentangy Bike Trail;
Goodale Park; Krumm Park; Johnson Memorial Park; Fairwood Park;Kraner Park; Driving Park; Elk Run Park; Heisel Park; Innis Park; Iuka Park; Tuttle Park and Recreation Center; Huy Road Park; Linden Park; Maloney Park; Cooper Park; Nafzger Park; Berwick Park; Smith Farm Area; Como Park; Portman Park; Riverbend Park; McKinley Park; Westmoor Park; Alumcrest Park; Green Countrie Park; Westgate Park; Audobon Metro Park; Brittany Hills Park; Spangler Park; Park of Roses
Friday, July 1
Franklin Park; Big Walnut Park; Nelson Park; Deshler Park; South Scioto Bike Trail; Alum Creek Bike Trail; Stoneridge Park; Antrim Park; Anheuser Busch Sports Park; Mock Road Park; Woodward Park; Schiller Park; Stockbridge Park; Sills Park; Willow Creek Park; Big Run Park; Marion-Franklin Park; Glenwood Park; Holton Park; Lindberg Park; Rhodes Park; Griggs Reservoir Park