Does Hilliard spray for mosquitos?
Franklin County Public Health does the spraying for mosquitos. The City of Hilliard is not responsible for it.
Where do you spray?
Spraying is broken up by zones. Franklin County Public Health will spray Hilliard east, west, central, south and north at various times, weather permitting.
When do you spray?
Franklin County Public Health typically sprays when a trapped mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus. FCPH sprays around 9 pm, weather permitting. You can view a schedule of the planned sprayings here. You can follow us on social media to keep updated on sprays, or join our newsletter to be alerted when FCPH will spray.
What steps can I take to protect my family from mosquitos?
Franklin County Public Health recommends you take these steps to help protect your family from risk of mosquitos:
- Wear insect repellant containing DEET (follow package directions).
- Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Eliminate all standing water around your home (mosquitoes breed in water and it doesn’t take much time).
You can learn more about mosquito prevention and protection here.
Why do you spray?
Franklin County Public Health sprays to lower the risk of West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases from spreading. To learn more, visit here.
How do you know an area is at risk?
Franklin County Public Health traps mosquitos and tests them for West Nile Virus and other diseases. It’s the county’s priority to monitor and prevent the spread of diseases, so they take preemptive steps to treat an area, as well as address areas that test positive for WNV. You can learn more about trapping and review reports here.
Who do I speak to about requesting service?
To request a service, contact Franklin County Public Health. You can request a service here.
Can I request to not have my area sprayed?
Franklin County Public Health retains a Do Not Spray registry for residents that do not want their property sprayed. You can learn more here.
Where can I learn about mosquito spraying?
Mosquito spraying is managed by Franklin County Public Health. You can learn more about spraying at their website.