Homer Township to Conduct Adult Mosquito Control Applications
Applications will provide resident comfort and protect public health from mosquito-borne disease like West Nile Virus
Homer Township has scheduled a community-wide adult mosquito control treatment beginning after dusk on the evening of Monday, July 17th, 2023, weather permitting.
The application has been scheduled due to the detection of West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes in local surveillance traps. The treatment will help reduce the local adult mosquito populations that may transmit the virus to people and pets, helping to preserve the health and comfort of residents.
The applications will be performed by Clarke, Homer Township’s contracted mosquito management service provider. As with all the community’s mosquito control applications, treatments will be conducted using truck-mounted Ultra-Low-Volume (ULV) spray machines and products registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve outdoor comfort and combat mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito control treatments, applied correctly and using EPA-registered products, will not harm humans, pets and animals, or the environment, and are an important practice for protecting the public from mosquito-borne diseases.
Community residents can play an active role in managing mosquito populations locally. Residents are encouraged to regularly inspect their properties and eliminate standing water sources where mosquitoes may breed, such as in bird baths, flowerpots, wading pools, kids toys and other receptacles. Eliminating standing water and mosquito breeding sites every week is important for the continued suppression of local mosquito populations.
Residents who would like to report nuisance mosquito levels or sign-up for advance notifications of scheduled adult control treatments may do so through Clarke’s online Resident Hotline: https://www.clarkeportal.com/hotline, or by phone at (800)942-2555.