The Darke County Health Department was awarded the 2023 Mosquito Grant from the Ohio EPA for $25,000. This money will help to purchase larvicide tablets for residents who have standing water, perform contracting services with a professional pesticide applicator to spray adulticide in villages who have requested it, hire a summer employee to set traps in high mosquito count areas throughout the county, and much more! Culex sp. mosquitoes that are trapped are counted and sent off to the Ohio Department of Health for testing of West Nile Virus. If West Nile Virus is found, the residents in the area will be informed and spraying will be conducted.