Lake County Mosquito Control
MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYING HAS NOT YET STARTED FOR THE 2017 SEASON
The Lake County General Health District sprays most of the municipalities in Lake County that are densely populated. Spraying is done in the county to reduce the risk of mosquito borne diseases and to provide for a more comfortable summer environment. Since mosquitoes infected with both La Crosse and St. Louis Encephalitis Virus, and human cases with this disease have, in the past, been identified in the Health District, mosquitoes can be considered a “public health nuisance. The public health significance of mosquitoes has been amplified by the resent spread of the West Nile Virus.”
Included in this web site is the latest spray schedule, materials that are used by the health district, (including msds and labels), reasons spraying may be canceled and some other related mosquito links. The Health District is licensed through the Ohio Department of Agriculture to apply pesticides for the use of mosquito control. If you have any further questions that are not answered from this web site, please contact our offices weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 440-350-2543 or 440-918-2543
Health District Spray Schedule Hotline, 24 hours per day at 440-350-2088 OR 918-2088
|SPRAY AREA||SPRAY DATE|
|Fairport – Grand River||9/15/16|
|Painesville Twp 9-A||9/12/16|
|Painesville Twp 9-B||9/12/16|
|Painesville City 11-A||9/12/16|
|Painesville City 11-B||9/12/16|
Below is a list of reasons spraying for mosquitoes would be cancelled. The spray schedule can change daily. Any of the following conditions can place spraying on hold or cancel spraying:
- Number of adult mosquitoes trapped at specific trap site locations.
- Winds greater than 10 mph.
- 50% chance or greater of rain
- Temperatures cooler than 55 degrees
- Ozone action day
- Mechanical failures
Areas to be sprayed are determined by the number of mosquitoes trapped at our trap sites, complaints and past history.
Frequently Asked Questions – AMCA
The Lake County General Health District Mosquito Control program continues their efforts in controlling mosquitoes in Lake County. Gambusia fish is another source used in controlling larval mosquitoes. Gambusia is a guppy-like fish that eats mosquito larvae. These fish can be placed in suitable water sites such as ornamental ponds or ponds that have no inlet or outlets with no predator fish such as bass, pickerel, sunfish, etc. Gambusia fish require little or no maintenance and survive off of mosquito larvea.
If you have a suitable water site for these mosquito eating fish and your water site fits the above requirements, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Day time phone number
- Type of site (ornamental or pond)
- Approximate size
- Do you have fish and what types
- Does your site have an inlet and outlet
We will contact you and make an assessment of your water site. There is no charge for these fish.