Month of June
Mosquito's and Ticks
Diseases spread by mosquitoes are a concern in Ohio each year. Mosquito-borne diseases that may occur locally in Ohio include:
Here are some ways to avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites:
Use insect repellents when you go outdoors:
- Apply repellents on exposed skin.
- Wear clothing treated with permethrin.
- Use products according to label instructions to optimize safety and effectiveness.
- Don't spray repellents on the skin under your clothing.
Take care during peak mosquito biting hours:
- Take extra care to use repellents from dusk to dawn.
- Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants to protect against mosquito bites.
- Consider avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito biting hours.
- Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure.
Diseases spread by ticks are a concern in Ohio each year. Tick-borne diseases that may occur locally in Ohio include:
- Lyme Disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Here are some ways to avoid ticks:
Avoid areas where ticks live.
- Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
- Walk in the center of trails.
- Take extra precautions in spring, summer and fall when ticks are most active.
Use tick repellents.
- Use insect repellents.
- Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5 percent permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Always follow the product label. Pre-treated clothing is available and may provide longer lasting protection.
Cover up to keep ticks off your body.
- Wear long pants, long sleeves and long socks.
- Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and tuck shirts into pants to keep ticks on the outside of your clothing.
- Light-colored clothing will help you spot ticks more easily.
For more information please contact the Conneaut City Health Department
Harmful Algal Blooms
(HABs) are often called blue-green algae, are commonly found in Ohio lakes, slow-moving rivers, and ponds. There are many kinds of species of blue-green algae that do not produce toxins, but some can cause HABs. What causes HABs you may ask is when there is a shallow body of fresh water, warm temperatures, sunlight, and excessive amounts of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) in the water.
In the right environment, the numbers of blue-green algae can increase at a rapid rate or "bloom" in a body of water. Some HABs are visible, and can be seen as a thick mats or scum on the surface of the water. These mats can vary in color, including bright green, bluish-green, or even sometimes a red or maroon.
For more information click here
Click on bathing beach and recreational water monitoring reports before you swim, for Conneaut Township Park.
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