Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Friday, Aug. 30 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.
Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 30 into Saturday, Aug. 31.
The City’s contractor will be using a synthetic treatment that is safe for humans and pets, although people with asthma and other respiratory conditions are advised to stay indoors with their windows closed during the misting application and one hour afterward.
Residents can report mosquito nuisances and standing water issues directly to Clarke via the company’s online portal. People also can subscribe to receive advanced spraying notifications from Clarke when registering.
The City also sends out mosquito spraying notifications. Residents can subscribe to “community alerts” by selecting the “Notify Me” button on the City’s website.
Mosquito control applications are subject to rescheduling due to inclement weather. Updates will be posted on the City’s website if necessary.
Clarke recently identified a positive detection for the West Nile virus in one of its mosquito traps in eastern Kane County. For tips on how to prevent West Nile or any other mosquito-borne illness, visit the Kane County Health Department’s website.