Skip to main content Skip to footer

Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control Program Components

The Mosquito Control Program consists of four components:

  • Education and Information: This component consists of cultural practices for mosquito larva reduction such as applying repellents and reducing mosquito breeding sites. Integrated Pest Management is the balanced use of cultural, biological, and chemical procedures that are environmentally compatible and economically feasible to reduce pest and/or disease-carrying populations to a lower level.
  • Surveillance: Surveillance identifies locations where mosquito populations are building, and entails the trapping of mosquito specimens that are tested for viruses.
  • Larviciding: This is the daytime treatment of standing water areas that breed mosquitoes.
  • Adulticiding: This is the evening spraying of residential streets to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.

Mosquito Life Cycle

The Kent City Health Department conducts this program because mosquitoes are known to carry diseases such as Encephalitis and Malaria, and viruses such as West Nile, Chikungunya, Zika.

Contact Us

City of Kent, Ohio
930 Overholt Road
Kent, OH 44240

Phone: 330.678.8100

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies.