Mosquito Spraying Aug.23-24

Lorain County Public Health will spray for mosquitoes Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23-24, between the hours of 9-11:30 p.m.

Scott Pozna, environmental health manager, explained that one truck will spray on the city’s west-side while another will spray on the east-side, with the two trucks working their way to the middle of the city. He said he was not sure they would finish spraying on Monday evening, so they will return to finish on Tuesday evening.

Anyone who wishes to have their property placed on a “no spray” list can call Lorain County Public health on Monday between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at (440) 322-6367. The state has already provided him a list of area properties with certified beekeeping operations or organic farm fields and they will not be sprayed, he said.

The product the county uses is targeted to kill mosquitoes and will not harm other insects including fireflies, butterflies and bees. Pozna said there is no evidence of adverse effects on people or pets, although people should feel free to take precautions like closing windows or staying inside while spraying occurs if they wish.