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Animal & Insects

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

Contact

Animal Program and Rabies
(614) 645-6134

Mosquitos and Rats
Phone: (614) 645-6153
Fax: (614) 645-7155

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

Complaints - 311
(614)645-3111

Contact
(614) 645-8191

Health@columbus.gov

Rain Barrel Treatment for Mosquitoes


Water sitting in a rain barrel can grow mosquitoes and it can take just 7-10 days for a mosquito to grow from an egg to an adult. Preventing mosquitoes in your rain barrel is easy with use mosquito larvicides (mosquito dunks). You can buy this product from most garden supply stores. Simply follow the directions on the product’s package, and put the directed amount into the rain barrel where mosquitoes breed.

Treatment Offered at No Cost

Columbus Public Health is offering rain barrel treatment at no cost, available for Columbus and Worthington residents only. The product works up to 180 days and is in the form of slowly
dissolving briquettes placed inside the rain barrels.

Safe Treatment of Water
The treated water is still considered safe for organic gardening and only affects mosquitoes. Although the product is considered non-toxic, drinking treated water is discouraged.

More information about this product can be found at:

Register Today

If interested in having your rain barrel treated, please e-mail rainbarrel@columbus.gov with your:
• Name
• Address
• Phone number
• Number of rain barrels you have

Staff will contact you to make an appointment with you to treat your rain barrel. 

Questions
Contact us at 614-645-6153.