Mosquito spraying begins Thursday in Columbus public parks

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Columbus Public Health is beginning its summer spraying schedule Thursday as part of its West Nile prevention strategy.

Weekly spraying begins on June 30, 2016-July 1, 2016 and will continue in key areas through early September, the Health Department said.

On Thursday, June 30, the following parks will be sprayed:

  • Anheuser Busch Park
  • Antrim  Park
  • Big Walnut Park
  • Cooper Park
  • Deshler Park
  • Driving Park
  • Fairwood Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Innis Park
  • Iuka Park
  • Lazelle Woods Park
  • Krumm Park
  • Maloney Park
  • Mock Park
  • Nafzger Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Portman Park
  • Smith Farms
  • Tuttle Park
  • Wolfe Park

On Friday, July 1, the following parks will be sprayed:

  • American Addition Park
  • Berliner Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Dodge Park
  • Downtown Columbus / Old Whittier
  • Easthaven Park
  • Goodale Park
  • Harrison West Park
  • Holton Park
  • Huntington Park
  • Lindburgh Park
  • Linden Park
  • Marion Franklin Park
  • McCoy Park
  • McKinley Park
  • Rhodes Park
  • Schiller Park
  • Short Street Area
  • South Bike Path
  • Stockbridge Park
  • Westgate Park
  • Westmoor Park
  • Woodward Park

The health protection effort is part of a comprehensive West Nile prevention strategy which also includes trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water, and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence. Residents also are encouraged to eliminate standing water in their yards where mosquitoes can grow in order to reduce the need for spraying.

Updated weekly schedules and spraying maps are available at publichealth.columbus.gov.

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