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The Mosquito Program has four components:

            • Education and Source Reduction. This component consists of cultural practices such as applying repellents and reducing mosquito breeding sites.
            • Surveillance entails trapping of mosquitoes to determine if the encephalitis virus is present.
            • Larviciding is the daytime treatment of standing water areas that breed mosquitoes.
            • Adulticiding is the evening spraying of residential streets to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.

The surveillance and larviciding components normally start in April while the adulticiding operations start in June. All operations are usually completed in September. These efforts are designed to reduce the possibility of an encephalitis outbreak.

To reach the Mosquito Control program, please call 330-926-5668. 
For the mosquito spray schedule, click on the link above, or call 330-926-5667.

For more information on mosquitoes, please click on the More Information • Forms tab above.


Image_RatRats can be a problem in urban, suburban and rural areas. They infest old buildings and crowded, unsanitary areas that exist in an urban environment. However, they can also be a problem even with newer homes where sanitary conditions exist. Since these rodents eat practically anything humans eat, they may get plenty of food from home gardens, fruit or nut trees and even parts of some ornamental shrubs and flowers. Garbage disposals also attract rats into household and street sewer lines. They are a problem where sanitary sewers are in disrepair. Rats can be a problem in rural areas where food is plentiful and convenient nesting sites are both numerous and hard to eliminate. SCPH places bait in problem areas to help control rodents. SCPH also educates residents on how to eliminate rodent breeding grounds

For more information about rodents, please click on the More Information • Forms tab above.



Image_PetsRegulations make it compulsory to have all dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies. All animal bites reported to Summit County Public Health are investigated.

Rabies Brochure


Rabies Clinics 2015

Sagamore Hills Park Service Garage
11550 West Valley View Rd
Sagamore Hills, Ohio 44067
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Barberton Utility Garage (Water Garage)
175 Water Street Southwest
Barberton, Ohio 44203
Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM
NOTE: Entrance is at Summit County Trail Head Park on
Snyder Avenue near the railroad tracks

Twinsburg City Police Department
Maintenance Garage
10075 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Saturday, August 1, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Reservoir Park Community Center
1735 Hillside Terrace
Akron, Ohio 44305
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Fairlawn Public Service Department
3300 Fairlawn Service Drive
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Downtown Akron- Lock 3
200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Springfield Township Fire Station
2459 Canfield Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
Saturday, November 7, 2015

For more information, please call 330-926-5600


Rabies Baiting
Image_RaccoonSummit County Public Health, in conjunction with the USDA Division of Wildlife Services, participates in spring and fall rabies vaccine baiting for raccoons. This operation is in response to raccoons testing positive for rabies in Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties since 2004, breaching the Ohio/Pennsylvania rabies vaccine barrier. 

For more information about rabies, please click on the More Information • Forms tab above.




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