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While we love the summer for the warm weather, vacations and more, that also comes with the annoyance of mosquitos.

According to the Franklin County Public Health, several mosquito pools and traps in Franklin County have tested positive for the West Nile virus this month.

West Nile virus  is an arthropod-borne virus spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes

Areas of central Westerville, northern Prairie Township, and central Gahanna were sprayed last week after traps tested positive for the virus.

The city of Bexley will spray the area south of Dale Avenue on June 11 around 9 p.m. after one of the pools set on June 2 tested positive.

The Franklin County Public Health will also spray an area of central Westerville June 11, after 9 p.m.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the most effective way to prevent mosquito-borne diseases is to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes. Avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites, plan ahead for mosquitoes while traveling and stop mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home. Being aware of mosquito and mosquito-borne disease activity in your area allows you to take action to protect yourself and others:

Here are some additional spray schedules across Central Ohio. 

West Nile virus found in several mosquito pools in Central Ohio  was originally published on mycolumbuspower.com