The Village of Westmont contracts with Clarke Mosquito Management to help control mosquito populations. At various times throughout the year, there are various treatments applied throughout our community.
Lab testing through DuPage County Health Department was done on 8/12/16 and mosquitoes sampled from our area have tested positive for West Nile Virus. For more information please visit the link below.
As mosquitoes become more of a nuisance over the summer and fall, citizens can follow these steps:
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 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 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.
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.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director