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Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts

Overnight Between Wednesday, July 11, 2018 and Thursday, July 12, 2018

Post Date:07/06/2018 12:44 PM

The City of Crystal Lake

100 West Woodstock Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014





For more information, contact:          

Michael Magnuson, Director of Public Works





Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts


Crystal Lake – As part of the City’s ongoing mosquito control program, a City-wide misting application will take place overnight between Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and Thursday, July 12, 2018. If weather conditions do not allow the application to occur, it will take place on the next available evening.


The City is aware of the increase in mosquito populations in Crystal Lake.  The recent rains and high heat has created a large population of floodwater mosquitos. The City’s adult mosquito control efforts are ongoing including the recent City-wide misting treatment on Saturday, June 30th


Clarke Environmental, under contract to the City, will apply a synthetic pyrethroid used widely throughout the Chicagoland area for adult mosquito control. Clarke regularly examines and treats breeding sites throughout the City, including storm sewer catch basins and stagnant water areas. The program helps control mosquitoes while they are in the larval stage. 


In addition to the abatement program, residents can help control mosquito development by monitoring potential breeding sites in their yards and throughout the City and alerting Clarke to the locations by calling the toll-free Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555.


Questions regarding the application or any other part of Crystal Lake’s Mosquito Abatement Program can be directed to the Clarke’s Hotline at 1-800-942-2555. 


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