Village-Wide Mosquito Adulticiding Treatment to Take Place in Gurnee on Monday Evening--August 29, 2011

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Village-Wide Mosquito Adulticiding Treatment to Take Place in Gurnee on Monday Evening– August 29, 2011 



 
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Aug 29, 2011

 

GURNEE, IL  - The Village of Gurnee will undergo a Village-wide mosquito adulticiding treatment during the evening hours of Monday, August 29th and continuing into the morning hours of Tuesday, August 30th, weather permitting.  The spraying will take place in conjunction with treatments in surrounding communities and will be the fourth community-wide treatment of the season.  While the spraying does not pose a risk to residents, those who are sensitive to odors or have chemical sensitivities may want to keep their windows and doors closed during the treatment.  The treatment will be conducted by Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. and is part of the Village’s ongoing mosquito abatement program. 

Residents concerned about mosquito abatement in the Village are reminded that the Village contracts with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. to provide mosquito control services to the Village of Gurnee during the summer and early fall months.  The services provided to the Village are based on an integrated pest management approach, including larval control, biological control and the strategic use of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency labeled and registered pesticides for adult control. 

Homeowners can also help control mosquitoes by eliminating potential breeding grounds around their home.  Empty or remove outdoor receptacles that hold water.  Clean gutters, pools, basins, vases, and birdbaths frequently.  For more information on eliminating potential mosquito breeding grounds in your yard and reducing the threat of West Nile virus, residents can visit the Village web site at: http://www.gurnee.il.us/public_works/mosquitoes.html  Residents who have questions regarding the Village's mosquito control services, or would like to report areas of severe biting or standing water, should contact the Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555 or e-mail Clarke at: info@clarkemosquito.com

  

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