COLUMBUS, Ohio – The battle against the West Nile virus in Columbus continues unabated during the first week of September.
As part of a comprehensive prevention strategy, which also includes trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints and treating standing water, Columbus Public Health crews will be spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence.
The spraying takes place between 4:00 and 7:00 a.m.
On Wednesday, the spraying was scheduled in an area of the Northeast side bounded by Robinton Way, New Albany Road, state Route 161 and Harlem Road.
Crews also targeted sections of the East Side south of McCutcheon Road, north of Agler Road, west of I-270 and east of Carrolton Club Circle; and bounded by Mock Road, Sunbury Road, E. 17th Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
Thursday, spraying is scheduled for a section of Clintonville south of E. North Broadway, north of Olentangy Street, west of I-71 and east of N High Street.
Crews will also be in German Village, between I-70 and Thurman Avenue and from Carpenter Street to S. High Street.
Spraying on the West Side will be south of Sullivant Avenue north of Clime Road and between Demorest Avenue and Holly Hill Drive.
Crews will also treat a section of the Westland area bounded by Thumbleweed Drive on the north, Hall Road on the south, Norton Road on the east and Galloway Road on the west.
Friday’s schedule includes Olde Town East from E. Broad Street to I-70 and from Park Drive west to Miller Ave.
A section of the Southeast Side between Bellevue Avenue and Four Seasons Drive and from Alum Creek to Alum Creek Drive is scheduled for spraying.
Crews all also be on the Far South Side in an area south of Allison Drive, north of I-270, west of Lockbourne Industrial Parkway and east of Clabber Road.
Areas to be are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease.
Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health Web site.