July 30. 2021
Contact: Nathan King, Mosquito Program Coordinator, Summit County Public Health
Summit County Health Mosquito Program Information
Summit County: Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is aware of the increased mosquito
activity occurring throughout the county due to the recent heavy rains and warm weather. Our
staff is working diligently to respond to all complaints. We continue to perform daytime
larviciding (treating standing water for mosquito larvae) in an attempt to curb the increased
mosquito activity. We have also increased mosquito trapping in the known problem areas of the
county. The information we collect from mosquito trapping is how we determine where we
conduct our night spraying (Adulticiding). Areas where West Nile Virus has been detected are
given the highest priority. Locations are then prioritized based on the number of mosquitoes
trapped. SCPH have 180+ mosquito trapping locations throughout the county. Based on the
current high numbers of mosquitoes being trapped we have also increased the number of routes
we night spray on a weekly basis for the time being.
Residents can best protect themselves from mosquitoes by limiting time spent outside during
peak mosquito activity times, which are at dusk and dawn. Mosquitoes can be indoors or
outdoors and some species will bite during the day and others bite at dusk and dawn.
Tips to avoid to protect yourself from mosquitos:
Wear light colored long-sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes and socks.
Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens to keep
Make sure screens in windows or doors are in good repair.
Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect
yourself from mosquito bites.
Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. All EPA registered insect repellents are evaluated for effectiveness.
o Always follow the product label instructions
o Reapply insect repellent as directed.
o Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
o If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.
Summit County Public Health
1867 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44313
Phone: (330) 923-4891 Toll-free: 1 (877) 687-0002 Fax: (330) 923-7558
It is important to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds around your home to help
Get rid of standing water around your property.
Empty containers that may hold water such as buckets, flower pots and birdbaths.
Make sure all gutters are clean.
Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their side when not in use.
If you have questions or concerns regarding SCPH’s Mosquito Control program please call