Public Health to Demonstrate Mosquito Surveillance Program
The event is for media only and is not open to the public.
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, is hosting a live demonstration of its mosquito surveillance program on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00 am in the field behind Wegerzyn MetroPark.
Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 am
Field Behind Wegerzyn MetroPark
(Drive to the end of the road past the park)
Each year Public Health’s mosquito surveillance program provides the following services in Montgomery County:
- Traps mosquitos and identifies species
- Conducts spraying in selected areas to reduce the mosquito population
- Educates the public about how they can reduce the mosquito population on their property
- Educates the public about how they can protect themselves from mosquito bites
West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States. People can also get sick from less common viruses spread by mosquitoes, like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.
In rare cases, these viruses can cause severe disease or even death. Most people infected with these viruses do not have symptoms, or have only mild symptoms like fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
In 2018 450 mosquito pools were trapped with 71 identified as having mosquitos that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Live demonstration of Public Health’s mosquito truck spraying
Live demonstration of two types of mosquito traps
Tom Hut, Supervisor, Bureau of Special Services
Location of Demonstration