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Posted on: August 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] West Nile Virus Abatement

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West Nile Virus (WNV) levels within the adult mosquito population has reached the level where transmission to humans is likely. The species of mosquito involved in WNV transmission is a passive mosquito, and not an aggressive biter with its presence often going undetectedPeople assume that if mosquitoes are not biting then precautionary measures are not necessary.


 In response to the elevated WNV levels in the area, the District will be utilizing contingency adult mosquito control measures (weather permitting) on

 Thursday night September 1 between the hours of 7:30pm - 12:30am 

to reduce the potential viral transmission cycle. Zenivex E4 insecticide as manufactured by Wellmark International will be utilized at a nominal application rate of 0.00350 lbs ai/acre.

 

With the upcoming holiday weekend, residents are encouraged to use a common sense approach in avoiding exposure to adult mosquitoes and any potential mosquito borne diseases. If possible, avoid outdoor activities around dusk. If not possible, wear shoes, socks, long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Loose fitting, light colored clothing is best. Appropriate use of insect repellents per manufacturer's instructions is recommended.

 

Residents should look for potential mosquito breeding sources around the home. Any item that can hold water can be a potential breeding source for the mosquito involved in WNV transmission. Water in bird baths, wading pools, etc. should be changed at least once a week. Screens on rain barrels need to remain in place to prevent adult mosquitoes from depositing eggs on the water's surface.

 

The Clarendon Blackhawk Mosquito Abatement District, the agency responsible for mosquito control activities within the Village, has maintained an aggressive effort to control mosquito development while in their larval stage of development. Larval control operations have been ongoing since early May, and will be continuing into October.

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