MOUNT VERNON — Though the weather is still too cold to imagine worrying about the onslaught of summer insects, the health department is already thinking ahead about preventing and limiting mosquitos in the Knox County area. At a January commissioners meeting, Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller announced that the health department was in the process of reapplying for a grant from the EPA for mosquito vector control.

According to Environmental Health Director Nate Overholt, the 2017 grant for $31,000 went to purchasing a new sprayer to replace the old one and to purchasing adulticide and larvaecide which was spread throughout townships, municipalities and the parks department.


Callan Pugh: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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