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Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, which includes puddles, stagnant ditches, and containers such as old tires, buckets, cans, neglected swimming pools, etc. Storm sewers, culverts, and catch-basins, etc. provide an outdoor resting place for mosquitoes most commonly associated with West Nile Virus (WNV). It is important to apply mosquito repellant when participating in any outdoor activity - especially when fishing, hiking, or bicycling at night.
In 2017, Ohio had 29 counties that had WNV virus activity. As well as 600 WNV positive mosquitoes.
Any person bitten by a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) is at risk.
Always take stings seriously and monitor the victim's reaction. If you or someone else experiences severe symptoms (or have a history of them), call 911 and don't hang up the phone until instructed by the dispatcher.
Last updated: January 19, 2022