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Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts

Post Date:06/29/2009
Crystal Lake – In conjunction with the City’s ongoing mosquito control program, a Citywide misting application will take place in the City in an attempt to control the adult mosquito population.

The application will take place overnight between Thursday, July 2, 2009 and Friday, July 3, 2009. If weather conditions do not allow the application to occur, it will take place on the next available evening.

In addition to the targeted misting application, the City's mosquito abatement contractor, Clarke Mosquito Control, will continue larviciding efforts in the City.

Clarke Mosquito Control will apply a synthetic pyrethroid used widely throughout the Chicagoland area for adult mosquito control.

As part of the City’s existing Mosquito Abatement Program, Clarke Mosquito Control regularly examines and treats breeding sites throughout the City, including storm sewer catch basins. 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 Mosquito Control to the locations by calling the toll-free Mosquito Hotline at
1-800-942-2555. Upon resident request, one application of Altosid® XR briquette, which lasts for 150 days, will be placed in backyard catch basins. Residents are also asked to call the Mosquito Hotline to make arrangements for the application.

Residents who wish to have their homes placed on the adulticiding shut off/notification list should also contact the toll-free Mosquito Hotline by noon prior to a scheduled spraying. The adulticiding shut off list allows residents to be placed on the list of homes that do not get sprayed during adulticiding treatments. The notification list allows residents to be notified prior to any adulticiding in the future.

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