Village of WestmontDate Issued: May 20, 2015
The Village of Westmont contracts with Clarke Mosquito Management to help control mosquito populations. At various times throughout the year, there will be various treatments applied throughout our community.
Early morning on Thursday, May 21, Clarke will spray certain areas with a larvicide from a helicopter. The application is a fine spray that is OMRI-listed and approved for use in residential areas. The spray is mostly unnoticeable to the eye. The spraying should take about 15 minutes and cover a 15-acre area that is prone to flooding.
As mosquitoes become more of a nuisance over the summer and fall, citizens can 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, to report potential mosquito breeding sites, or to sign up to receive mosquito spraying notifications, please contact Clarke Mosquito at 1-800-942-2555.