Columbus Public Health to Spray For Mosquitoes On Friday

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Columbus Public Health (CPH) has announced it will target four areas on Friday, July 18th to help control the spread of West Nile Virus in the region.

The areas that will be sprayed include:

  • Hilltop: (North Boundary – Valleyview Dr., East Boundary – I-70,  South Boundary – W Broad St., West Boundary – N Hague Ave.)
  • Franklinton: (North Boundary – I-670, East Boundary – S Glenwood Ave.,  South Boundary – W Town St., West Boundary – I-70)
  • Central Columbus: (North Boundary – E Fifth Ave., East Boundary – St Clair Ave.,  South Boundary – I-670, West Boundary N Fourth St.)
  • Eastmoor: (North Boundary – E Fifth Ave., East Boundary – Maplewood Ave.,  South Boundary – E Broad St., West Boundary – N Stanwood Rd.)

CPH says the areas that will be sprayed are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease. 

Residents can have the city or county skip their house, if you don't like the idea of the spray. Crews will leave a buffer zone of about 150 feet. If you live in Columbus, you can make the request by calling 311.

Click here for an interactive map detailing what areas will be sprayed.