The Village’s mosquito control program includes several different
efforts, including treating wetlands to prevent emergence (hatching of
adults from pupal form) of adult mosquitoes, release of mosquito eating
fish in area ponds, treatment of storm drains with pellets to prevent
mosquito hatching, continuous monitoring of adult mosquito populations
and the spraying of the Village when conditions are appropriate.
Residents are encouraged to call Clarke Mosquito Control regarding mosquito control at 1-800-942-2555.
Appropriate conditions include an evening / night with:
Little to no chance of rain
Air temperatures above 60 degrees
Wind speeds less than 20 miles per hour
Mosquito trap counts showing 50 or more adult female mosquitoes
No major mosquito emergencies anticipated in the next 24 to 96 hours
If projections indicate that there will be a major emergence in the
near future, sprayings will be delayed to coincide with the emergence to
kill the most mosquitoes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips:
Install or repair window and door screens so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans.
Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water, such as old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, or bottles.
Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out.
Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.
Thin out vegetation by doors and outdoor entertainment areas.