September 9, 2009 - 8:30am
GURNEE, IL - The Village of Gurnee will undergo a Village-wide mosquito adulticiding treatment during the evening hours of Wednesday, September 9th and continuing into the morning hours of Thursday, September 10th, weather permitting.
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 on spray dates. The treatment will be conducted by Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc and is part of the Village’s ongoing mosquito abatement program. This is the fourth community-wide treatment for the 2009 season. Prior treatments took place on June 28th, July 22nd, and August 24th.
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: /public_works/seasonal/summer/mosquito
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: firstname.lastname@example.org