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Geneva sets mosquito spraying

St. Charles and Geneva will spray for mosquitoes the evening of Aug. 15, weather permitting, the cities announced in news releases.

“Mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus have been detected in traps in and around St. Charles,” said St. Charles public works manager A.J. Reineking. “Clarke is coordinating the spray with our neighboring communities to maximize its effectiveness. The City’s program aims to reduce the mosquito population to lessen the potential impact of the West Nile Virus in St. Charles.”

Geneva's mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 15 into Aug. 16 to control the adult insect population, Geneva officials announced in a news release.

Clarke Environmental 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, the release stated.

The spraying will be rescheduled if rain or high winds enter the forecast, and an update would be posted on the Geneva's website at www.geneva.il.us. For more information

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