Village-Wide Mosquito Spray Scheduled for September 8
Woodridge will conduct a full town mosquito spray through Clarke Environmental aimed at adult mosquitos on September 8. Late summer and fall is the time of year the region tends to see an increase in the mosquito counts for the mosquitos that may carry West Nile Virus (WNV) and the Village, and region, have begun to have mosquitos in traps that tested positive for WNV. The spray in Woodridge will occur on Thursday, September 8 beginning after dusk near 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
As always, residents are encouraged to be vigilant against mosquitos when outdoors, by wearing shoes and socks as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts and apply insect repellent that includes DEET, Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to label instructions (Consult a physician before using repellents on infants) and emptying any standing water in yard areas. Additional steps for controlling mosquito populations are listed below.
- When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, as well as light colored long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET, Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. Keep pets out of wet areas and check with your veterinarian before using products.
- Keep your yard cut short and bushes trimmed so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
- While entertaining on patios or decks, running a strong fan can also effectively deter mosquitoes.
- Empty water-holding containers.
- Keep gutters and drains clean so that water will drain properly. Repair leaky pipes and faucets.
- Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens and to keep them shut, especially at night.
Visit the Clark Customer Care Hotline website to report standing water issues or high mosquito population levels using a computer or mobile device. If you would like Clarke Environmental to notify you of nighttime adult mosquito spraying, you may sign up for notifications by visiting the Clarke Hotline website and click "Register for Service Notifications" at the bottom. Complete the information and create your own password, then click "submit." Clarke Environmental will verify your location to see if you live along an application route.