Crystal Lakers: Shut Your Windows Friday Night

A press release from the City of Crystal Lake:

Crystal Lake to Implement Additional Mosquito Control Efforts. Starting overnight Friday 07/31/15 to 08/01/15

In conjunction with the City’s ongoing mosquito control program, a City-wide misting application will take place in the City in an attempt to control the adult mosquito population.

The application will take place overnight between Friday, July 31, 2015 and Saturday, August 1, 2015. 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. 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.

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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