GENEVA – The city’s mosquito abatement contractor, Clarke, will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide from dusk to dawn starting July 31 into Aug. 1 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva, officials announced in a news release.
Clarke 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.
Residents can report mosquito nuisances and standing water issues directly to Clarke via the company’s online portal at www.clarkeportal.com.
People can also 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 at www.geneva.il.us.
Mosquito control applications are subject to rescheduling due to inclement weather. Updates will be posted on the city’s website if necessary.
For tips on how to prevent West Nile or any other mosquito-borne illness, visit the Kane County Health Department’s website at www.kanehealth.com.