CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE: Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts
City of Crystal Lake issued the following announcement on July 6.
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.
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