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Oswego Begins Mosquito Control Efforts

May 24, 2016 05:32PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Oswego has begun its annual efforts to minimize mosquito populations and help reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus, and to preserve the comfort and health of residents.

The village has contracted with St. Charles-based Clarke to conduct its mosquito control operations.  So far this year, Clarke has mapped mosquito breeding sites and has begun treating those sites with Natular, an OMRI-listed larvicide to prevent mosquito eggs from hatching into adult mosquitoes. 

Oswego’s adult mosquito control operations will begin when Clarke detects a rise in adult mosquito populations or the presence of West Nile Virus or other mosquito-borne disease.

Health officials recommend that people take the following steps to help reduce the risk of contracting any mosquito-borne disease.

  • Apply insect repellent that include DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.
  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.
  • When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut, especially at night.
  • Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires and any other receptacles.

 

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