6 area counties receiving state funding from Ohio EPA to assist with mosquito control

COLUMBUS — Six area counties and communities will be receiving state funding from the Ohio EPA to assist with mosquito control.

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41 Ohio counties are receiving over $800,000 in grants to assist with mosquito control activities, including $127,000 to remove scrap tires, which can become breeding grounds for mosquito larvae, according to an Ohio EPA spokesperson.

The counties and health departments receiving grants across the area are:

  • Champaign County- $11,770
  • Clark County Combined Health District- $21,150
  • Darke County General Health District- $25,000
  • Greene County Public Health- $15,600
  • Public Health- Dayton & Montgomery County- $10,000
  • Warren County Combined Health District- $14,500

The mosquito control grants will specifically target mosquito surveillance, larval control, adult mosquito control, community outreach, and breeding source reduction (trash or tire removal).

The Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Health have awarded $7.5 million to local health departments and communities for mosquito control programs over the last seven years.