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Posted on: September 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 18 In Geneva


Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 18 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 18 into Thursday, Sept. 19.

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 positive detections for the West Nile virus in mosquito traps located in Geneva and surrounding communities. For more information on West Nile or any other mosquito-borne illness, visit the Kane County Health Department’s website.

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