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Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts

Post Date:07/10/2017 9:50 AM

For more information, contact:

Michael Magnuson, Director of Public Works

815-356-3614

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –July 10, 2017

Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts

Crystal Lake – In conjunction with the City’s ongoing mosquito control program, an additional City-wide misting application will take place to control the adult mosquito population.

The application will take place overnight between Friday, July 14, 2017, and Saturday, July 15, 2017. 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 Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc., will continue larviciding efforts in the City.

Clarke 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 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 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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