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Jul 20

Mosquito Preparation - "Fight the Bite"

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 9:12 AM by Susan Greene

After the recent rains, the Village is preparing for the start of mosquito season. Public Works staff is installing mosquito larvicide briquettes in catch basins and other Village-owned standing water locations in an effort to eliminate the growth of mosquitoes. The active ingredients in this EPA-registered larvicide are not harmful to humans, pets, fish, animals or other insects (including honeybees).

Residents can also assist with reducing the mosquito population by:

  •  Emptying wading pools at least once a week and storing indoors when not in use.
  • Make sure door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good repair.
  • Keep roof gutters free of leaves and other debris.
  • Cover trash containers to keep out rain water.
  • Change water in bird baths twice a week.
  • Pet dishes stored outside need to be emptied daily.