Village of WestmontDate Issued: August 31, 2020
The Village of Westmont contracts with Clarke Mosquito Management to help control mosquito populations. There will be a community-wide mosquito spraying tonight, Monday, August 31, 2020. The treatment is applied by a truck and is performed between dusk and dawn when adult mosquitoes are most active.
The product used for this application is OMRI-listed and approved for use in residential areas. At various times throughout the year, there will be additional treatments applied throughout our community.
As mosquitoes become more of a nuisance over the summer and fall, citizens can follow these steps:
Use RepellentWhen outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, use mosquito repellent on skin that is not covered by clothing.
Limit Outdoor Activities at Dusk and DawnMosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk - try to limit outdoor activities that these times. If you are outside, cover up as much skin as possible. It’s also recommended to wear light colored long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes and socks.
Eliminate Standing WaterEliminate mosquito breeding sites, such as leaking hoses, standing water in tires, plastic containers, watering bowls for pets, and other solid surfaces that hold water, by removing standing water.
Make Sure Windows and Screens are SecureMake sure doors and windows have tight fitting screens by repairing or replacing screens that have holes or tears.
Mosquito HotlineResidents may sign up to receive advance notice alerts regarding when this occurs. To get up to date information and/or sign up for alert notices, please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555. For additional information, please visit the Clarke website.