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It’s mosquito and tick season!

 

From Summit County Public Health Department:

Mosquito and Tick Season Begins
Summit County Public Health: Mosquito and tick season has officially begun in Summit County and Summit County Public Health, along with the Ohio Department of Health would like to remind residents to take every precaution to eliminate the risk for mosquito bites that can carry West Nile virus and Zika virus and tick bites that can transmit Lyme Disease. In Ohio ticks are most active from April through September and mosquitoes are most active from May through October according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Mosquitoes
Summit County has the type of mosquitoes that transmits West Nile virus. The primary mosquito species that transmits Zika virus is not known to be established in Summit County. However, a “cousin” of the mosquito that may transmit Zika virus is found in Ohio.
“It is very important to remember that there are simple precautions you can take while traveling and at home to help prevent mosquito borne diseases”, said Dr. Marguerite Erme, Medical Director, Summit County Public Health.

Mosquitoes can be indoors or outdoors and some species will bite during the day and others bite at dusk and dawn.
Tips to avoid mosquito bites include:
– Wear light colored long-sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes and socks.
– Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
– Make sure screens in windows or doors are in good repair.
– Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
– Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. All EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated for effectiveness.
– Always follow the product label instructions
– Reapply insect repellent as directed.
– Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
– If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.

It is important to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds around your home to help protect yourself:
– Get rid of standing water around your property.
– Empty containers that may hold water such as buckets, flower pots and birdbaths.
– Make sure all gutters are clean.
– Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their side when not in use.

Ticks
Summit County currently has the Blacklegged ticks that transmit Lyme Disease. It is important to for residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of tick borne diseases.

Here are some tips to help you avoid tick bites:
– Avoid wooded areas with high grass and brush, stay in the middle of trails.
– Use EPA – registered tick repellent and follow the directions on the label.
– Wear long pants and tuck them into your socks.
– Wear light colored clothing; it makes it easier to see ticks.
– Perform tick checks, including the places ticks like to hide: your hair, under your arms, behind the knees and in your belly button.
– Check your pets and kids after they have been outside in areas where ticks may hide.

If you find a tick on you or your family follow these steps to remove the tick:
– Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skins surface as possible.
– Pull upwards with even pressure. DO NOT twist or jerk the tick, which can cause the mouth parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens remove the mouth parts with tweezers.
– After the tick is removed, clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, or soap and water.
– Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed container/bag, wrapping it tightly in tape or flushing it down the toilet.

-Never crush a tick with your fingers.

If you remove a tick from your body, please watch for fever, rash, muscle or joint pain or other symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms contact your healthcare provider. For more information/resources on the prevention of tick and mosquito borne diseases go to http://www.scphoh.org, https://www.odh.ohio.gov/or http://www.cdc.gov.

Village Shred Day for Residents: June 10

Reminderville Community Shred Day!

 Saturday, June 10, 2017        11:00am – 2:00pm

 Village Hall parking lot

Residents can drive up and drop off their bags or boxes of paper documents to be shredded FREE OF CHARGE!  InfoShred.Net of Cleveland will be shredding paper products only.  They will return the entire box or bag if any unshreddable item is found.  The person must pull away, sort through the box/bag, and return to the end of the line.

Permitted Materials:  Documents, drawings, photos, blueprints, coupons, tickets, checks, magazines, spiral notebooks, paper and binding clips, staples, hanging folders, paper bags.

Non-Permitted Materials:  Plastics, cardboard, boxes, plastic bags, 3-ring binders, vinyl, metal, media such as CD’s, DVD’s, VCR, hard drives.

Reminderville resident mulch discount program

Reminderville Resident Landscaping Program Starting April 17

Savarino Brothers Garden Center is offering Reminderville residents a discount on landscaping materials.  When you place your order, be sure to tell them you are a Reminderville resident.

The Reminderville Service Department will be doing free deliveries on Fridays ONLY.  Maximum amount on Friday deliveries per address per week is 10 yards.  Savarino Brothers will apply their $29 delivery charge on all other days of the week.  Visit savarinobrothers.com for a mulch calendar.

For pricing, see flyer here: Mulch flyer

 

Family Story Time and Mobile Library in Reminderville every Friday!

story-timeThe Twinsburg Library is bringing Family Story Time and the Mobile Library to the Village!  Story Time is held every Friday at Heritage Hall at 10:00am.  Family Story Time is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.  The Mobile Library is available to check out & return library items.  Heritage Hall is located at 3601 Glenwood Blvd across from the police station.  Bring the kiddos and enjoy story telling and activities!

In case of emergency…calling 911 on a landline vs a cell phone

In case of emergency…

When you call 911 using a landline, the call is traced through the phone number to the exact location it is attached to.

When you call 911 using a cell phone, that is not the case!  That phone number is not attached to any one location. 

While your cell phone can tell Facebook, Google maps, and even some video games exactly where you are located, it can’t tell 911 operators the same thing.

When you use a cell phone to call 911, that call connects to a cell tower.  The dispatcher receives the location of the cell tower, not the location of the cell phone.  This could be a drastic difference in area.  The cell tower may not even be in the same county you are making the call from and that can cause a delay in emergency services response time. 

Reminderville uses Twinsburg’s Emergency Call Center.  If you call 911 from a landline inside Reminderville, it connects to Twinsburg and the dispatcher will know the location immediately.  If you call 911 from a cell phone inside Reminderville, you will need to tell them your location and that you need Twinsburg’s Emergency Call Center.  If you say that you live in Aurora or Twinsburg, it will delay the dispatcher looking for a street in the wrong city. 

Herrington Place, Willowbrook, Glenwood Greens, Old Village, New Village, Aurora Shores, Liberty Ledges — you are a resident of the Village of Reminderville.  It doesn’t matter what zip code you use or what school district you are in – your street is listed with the Twinsburg Emergency Call Center. 

*Reminderville non-emergency number 330-425-7874 also connects to the Twinsburg Emergency Call Center. 

*If you call 911 with a cell phone outside of Reminderville, the call will connect to the closest cell tower and the call center associated with that tower will assist you.

 

Stay informed – Stay safe!

 

Reminderville Village Hall * Reminderville Police Dept * Reminderville Fire Dept

 

Do You Know Where You Live?

RemindervilleIt may seem like a silly question, but with the uniqueness of Reminderville’s borders and having two school systems, this comes up quite often.  Every street on the Reminderville Street Map is a part of the Village of Reminderville.  Whether you have zip code 44202 or 44087, whether you live in “Old Village”, “New Village”, most of Aurora Shores, Herrington, Willowbrook, Crossings, Glenbrook, Glenwood Apartments, or Liberty Ledges, if your street is on the map – you are in the Village of Reminderville.

This is important to know especially for emergency purposes! If you call 911 and give them an incorrect city, it will delay assistance as they try to find your location. When you call 911 for help, always tell them you live in Reminderville and your dispatch is Twinsburg so the call will quickly go to our responders. If you have a landline for your home phone, call your phone company and make sure your number is set up for Twinsburg dispatch.

Also, remember to file your RITA Taxes and register your license plates as a Reminderville resident.

If you have any questions, contact Stacey Task at Village Hall.  330-562-1234