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Pickaway County Public Health Receives Grant for Mosquito Control


Circleville, Ohio – May 16, 2024

Exciting news has emerged from Pickaway County Public Health as they proudly announce their selection to receive grant funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aimed at bolstering mosquito control efforts. Among a competitive pool of applicants, Pickaway County stood out, being one of 58 local health departments and municipalities spanning across 47 Ohio counties to secure this crucial funding.

The grant, totaling $25,000, signifies a significant boost to PCPH’s ongoing initiatives in mosquito control. These efforts encompass a multifaceted approach, incorporating surveillance, outreach and education programs, and the implementation of a tire amnesty event.

This strategic allocation of resources aligns closely with the broader statewide agenda spearheaded by the Ohio Department of Health to preemptively address the risk of mosquito-borne viruses and potential outbreaks.

Through surveillance measures, proactive community engagement, and targeted educational campaigns, Pickaway County Public Health is poised to make substantial strides in curbing mosquito populations and minimizing the associated health risks for residents.

For individuals keen to learn more about Pickaway County Public Health’s comprehensive mosquito control program, detailed information is available on their website at www.pickawaycountypublichealth.org, or inquiries can be directed to 740-477-9667, extension 370.

As Pickaway County gears up to combat mosquitoes and safeguard public health, the community is encouraged to stay informed and actively participate in these vital efforts.