Tuscarawas County Health Department sprays cities, towns and municipalities in Tuscarawas County outside the city limits of New Philadelphia. TCHD will only spray when requested by city or township officials. If you are concerned about mosquito activity and/or lack of spraying in your area please contact your city or township official and urge them to enroll in TCHD's mosquito program and request routine spraying during peak mosquito months. The Health Department reserves the right to cancel any scheduled sprayings if:
- Winds are greater than 10 mph
- 50% chance or greater of rain
- Temperatures cooler than 55 degrees
- Mechanical Failures
A mosquito spraying schedule will be updated on our homepage each week during mosquito spraying months.
Preventing Mosquito Bites
Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing water, which includes puddles, stagnant ditches, and containers such as old tires, buckets, neglected swimming pools, and catch basins. It is important to apply mosquito repellant when outdoors - especially when camping, boating or fishing at night.
Tips to Avoid Bites
- Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitted screens
- Remove all discarded tires from your property
- Make sure roof gutters drain properly
- Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs. When not in use keep covered or drained.
- Change water in bird baths at least once per week
- Eliminate any standing water on property
- Use insect repellant and follow the label directions