Terri and Bethany are public health inspectors licensed by the Ohio Department of Health for food service operations, retail food establishments, pools, playgrounds, schools,day care centers, mobile home parks, vending locations, mobile food services, and garbage and environmental nuisances.
They are both licensed public operators for mosquito abatement, licensed by the Ohio Departtment of Agriculture.
Both inspectors are available for public health education seminars and for consultations and emergency response for public health concerns.
This is NOT a license. The application must be approved by the Health Department and paid for prior to the event.
109 Lincoln Way W
Jen’s Place Craft Beer Tasting Room
43 Lincoln Way E
Mesa Mexican Kitchen
63 Massillon Marketplace Dr SW
T I G Grille & Catering
45 – 1st St NW
28 Erie St N
Early Mosquito Prevention
The most effective way to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your neighborhood is to eliminate breeding and sleeping habitats. This is done simply by emptying and/or removing anything in your yard that can collect and hold water, such as buckets, flower pots, gutters, children’s swimming pools, pool covers, and tires. Change water in bird baths daily to prevent larvae from maturing into disease-carrying mosquitoes. Eliminate these items or turn them over so they don’t hold water, and ask your neighbors to do the same. Keep grass cut and cut any brush/weeds away and dispose of it properly. The heath department treats swampy areas and shallow ponds with larvacide in the Spring to prevent adult mosquitos from developing.
The best way to prevent mosquito problems begins in your own back yard. Eliminate mosquito habitats at your home by throwing away or turning upside-down containers that can hold water.
Mosquito Spraying Schedule
None at this time
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus symptoms include fever, headache, and muscle weakness. Most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito will demonstrate no signs or symptoms. Some severe cases will develop in encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. Infection can be fatal in high-risk individuals.
Larvaciding is done in the spring by the health department, and then again, if needed. The health department continues to do surveillance of mosquitoes. Mosquito samples are sent to the Ohio Department of Health for testing. Spraying is done through the summer. Spray schedules are advertised in the Independent and Repository newspapers, on WTIG and WHBC, and on Cable TV channels 50 and 9. Check mosquito spray schedule on Cable TV channels 10 and 11” (channel 10 is MCTV info, channel 11 is WHS info.)
Residents are advised to take the following prevention measures:
- Make sure your screens in doors and windows are secure and not ripped.
- Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are likely to be out.
- If you must be outdoors when mosquitoes are active, cover up by wearing long sleeves, shoes, socks, and long pants. Light colors are less attractive to mosquitoes.
- Use mosquito repellant.
- Eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
- Remove all discarded tires from your property.
- Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water holding containers.
- Make sure roof gutters drain properly.
- Clean and chlorinate swimming pools. If not in use, keep empty and covered.
- Change the water in birdbaths at least once a week.
For further information, contact the health department at 330-830-1712.