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Did You Know...
A single water-filled bucket can produce hundreds of biting mosquitoes.

  • Most disease-causing mosquitoes spend their entire lives near their container-breeding site.
  • While the adult mosquito’s life expectancy is not usually more than a few weeks, the female may lay several batches of eggs each containing several hundred eggs during its life.

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Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they present a potential health risk as transmitters of diseases such as encephalitis and West Nile virus.  Mosquitoes require standing water for their young to hatch and develop. Once eggs are laid, a new crop of mosquitoes can hatch, grow and emerge from the water as adults in as little as one week. Eliminating potential breeding sites around your home can go a long way to reduce the mosquito population.  

Here are a few simple suggestions that can make a big difference in controlling the mosquito population in your own back yard:

  • Empty, remove, cover or turn over any container that has the potential to hold water.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
  • Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of blockage and are properly draining.
  • Change the water in wading pools weekly and store indoors when not in use.
  • Properly dispose of old tires.
  • Empty planters that hold water twice each week.
  • Empty bird baths twice weekly. 
  • Empty your pets watering dishes daily.
  • Use sand to plug holes in trees where water can collect.
  • Drain or fill low areas on your property that hold water for more than three days.
  • Remind or help neighbors to eliminate breeding sites on their property.

 If you have questions, want to complete a service request or need additional information about mosquitoes, call Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614) 525-BITE (2483) and leave a message; your call will be returned.  Or, visit​

www.myfcph.org

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Residents of communities served by the Franklin County Public Health Mosquito Management Program (see list below) can submit a request for service to report mosquito problems or concerns.

You can call our Mosquito Hotline at (614) 525-BITE (2483).  

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