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The most effective way to prevent mosquito-borne diseases is to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.  In Ohio, mosquito-borne illnesses are most often transmitted during the warmest months, May through October.

Being aware of mosquito and mosquito-borne disease activity in your area allows you to take action to protect yourself and others: avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites, plan ahead for mosquitoes while traveling and stop mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home.

Learn how to fight the bite.

 

When the bacteria levels at a monitored beach are abnormally high, the beach operator erects warning signs to alert you to the potentially hazardous conditions. If you don’t see the warning signs, it’s probably safe to go into the water.

To check for alerts before you get to the beach, use the Ohio Department of Health's BeachGuard.

Visit Ohio Proud to find your local farmers market, roadside market, or farm market, or pick your own farm.

Also, did you know about Ohio's farmers market programs for SNAP recipients, WIC recipients, and seniors?