A message from Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department – Mosquito Control/West Nile
The Department of Health wants you to know that the following information and attachments do not represent a public health emergency. The Health Department does not categorize the following notification as a public health emergency. In an abundance of caution, you are being notified of a positive test for West Nile in a mosquito population that is monitored by the Board of Health Environmental Division within the City of Smyrna the week of Oct. 3, 2011. We have been informed that this test/controlled population has presented a positive test for West Nile and Public Health representatives have been in the process of contacting various businesses, housing units, health/care facilities within a ½ mile (or 200 yard) radius of the test population (3830 S. Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna Ga). Public Health identifes a 1/2 mile (or 200 yard) buffer, inspects for pooled water within the area and treats with larvicide which is the most effective treatment. The following link(s) will give you access to:
5) Page instructing you on how to Stop Mosquitoes / Check Your Yard & Home
The best protection from all mosquito borne illness is to:
- Reduce the mosquito population by eliminating standing water
- Protect yourself from mosquito bites
Again, this does not represent a public health emergency. The information provided includes a map of the notification area as well as ways to protect yourself and what to do to eliminate breeding potential – a safety checklist.