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Animal & Insects

Animals Program
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Mon - Fri

Phone: (614) 645-6134
Fax: (614) 645-7155

Mosquito/Insect Control
7:45 am - 4:45 pm 
Mon - Fri

Complaints - 311

(614) 645-8191

Mosquito and Insect Control

Program Information

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The purpose of the program is to reduce the risk of diseases spread by mosquitoes to humans, primarily West Nile Virus.

West Nile Virus Information  
Most people bitten by a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus will never develop symptoms or become sick, but people 50 or older or those with weakened immune symptoms are at greatest risk. 

Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites 
Special efforts are made to have potential breeding sites, like abandoned tires, removed or larvicided. On-going surveillance of the mosquito population is conducted. Adulticiding (spraying/fogging) is conducted based upon surveillance.

Mosquito Trapping and Testing
Columbus Public Health begins trapping mosquitoes in June each year to test them for West Nile virus. CPH also investigates mosquito complaints and treats standing water to kill larval mosquitoes.

Mosquito Spraying
Columbus Public Health conducts mosquito-control spraying in selected Columbus Neighborhoods, based on CPH research. Spraying is done to kill adult mosquitoes usually begins the first week of July through September to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Columbus Public Health may begin earlier depending on mosquito activity.

Questions or Comments?
Residents may register mosquito related complaints at 645-3111.