Contact: Larry McIntyreWestmont Media Relations Coordinator630-417-0280, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS RELEASEDate Issued: August 24, 2012
The Village of Westmont recently conducted a special mosquito spraying throughout the community. The Village encourages citizens to take precautions against the threat of West Nile Virus.
Since truck spraying applications have a short term effect, citizens are encouraged to follow these steps:
USE REPELLENTWhen 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 DAWNMosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk - try to limit outdoor activities that 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 WATEREliminate 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 SECUREMake sure doors and windows have tight fitting screens by repairing or replacing screens that have holes or tears.
For more information or to report potential mosquito breeding sites, please contact Clarke Mosquito at 1-800-942-2555.