Mosquito fogging Monday in Scioto, Trenton townships


The Delaware General Health District will conduct mosquito fogging on Monday, Sept. 25 in Scioto and Trenton townships.

According to a press release issued by DGHD, the fogging is deemed necessary due to collection traps testing positive for West Nile virus.

Weather permitting, the Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog in the following areas:

• Scioto Township — north of Calhoun Road, south of Ostrander Road, west of State Route 257 and east of White Barn Parkway.

• Trenton Township — north of Hartford Road, south of Centerburg Road, west of County Line Road and east of Centerburg Road.

Exact fogging zones are located on the mosquito page of DelawareHealth.org. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and on the Health District’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list.

All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to dump standing water where mosquitoes breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect.

Avoid going outdoors in the morning and the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellant that contains DEET or Picaridin.

Staff Report