Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 9, 2021
The Village of Westmont contracts with Clarke Mosquito Management to help control mosquito populations in the community. The Village’s program includes surveillance for potential vectors and mosquito population levels, mapping and treatment of breeding sites, and treating catch basins with larvicides to prevent mosquitoes from developing into fly, biting adults. Clarke uses surveillance and trap counts to schedule applications for adult mosquito control.
Clarke also monitors rainfall to determine when large broods of wet weather (nuisance) mosquitoes will be emerging. When conditions warrant, Clarke will perform after-hour spraying throughout the community to provide control for adult mosquito populations. The product used for this application is OMRI-listed and approved for use in residential areas. The treatment is applied by a truck and is performed between dusk and dawn, when adult mosquitoes are most active.
Residents may sign up to receive advance notice alerts regarding when this occurs. To get up to date information and/or sign up for alert notices, please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555. For additional information, please visit the Clarke website.
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT TIPS
When outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, use mosquito repellent on skin that is not covered by clothing.
LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AT DUSK AND DAWN
Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk - try to limit outdoor activities at these times. If you are outside, cover up as much skin as possible. It’s also recommended to wear light colored long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes and socks.
ELIMINATE STANDING WATER
Eliminate mosquito breeding sites, such as leaking hoses, standing water in tires, plastic containers, watering bowls for pets, and other solid surfaces that hold water, by removing standing water.
MAKE SURE WINDOWS AND SCREENS ARE SECURE
Make sure doors and windows have tight fitting screens by repairing or replacing screens that have holes or tears.