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Freeport Mosquito Abatement District (FMAD)

Call the Mosquito Control Hotline @ 1-800-942-2555

To be notified prior to a Mosquito Control application.
To report possible mosquito breeding areas, such as standing water or stagnant water or unkempt swimming pools.
To report any mosquito annoyances in your area.
For further information regarding the Clarke Mosquito Control Program and what products are being utilized.

Freeport Mosquito Abatement District Boundary Map (PDF Map of District)

The Freeport District has a contractual mosquito control arrangement with Clarke, a global environment products and services company.

http://www.clarke.com/

To watch an overview of Clarke’s Integrated Mosquito Control Program:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b605FohxS4A

 

Clarke’s Municipal Responsibility

To protect public health and comfort.

To prevent new breeding sites so residents can use and enjoy their backyards and other municipal recreational facilities.

To abate existing mosquito breeding sources.

Breeding sources we control are created by standing water, which may be found in street catch-basins, subdivision drains, roadside ditches, flood channels, ravines and other public rights-of-way. Routine larviciding done as necessary throughout the season, will keep these areas mosquito free. It is our responsibility to work with whatever local, state, or federal agencies may be involved to keep these areas abated.

Property Owner Responsibility

Your responsibility as a property owner.

To clear your property of any potential breeding sites.
To prevent any problem areas from reoccurring.

Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they can be transmitters of West Nile Virus, St. Louis encephalitis, malria and yellow fever to humans, and heartworms to pets.

Yard & Home Checklist

Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles or any water holding containers.

Fill in or drain any low places (pebbles, ruts) in the yard.

Clean gutters periodically.

Keep drains, ditches, and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water can drain properly.

Cover trash containers to keep out rain water.

Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.

Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store them indoors when not in use.

Make sure your backyard pool is properly cared for while on vacation.

Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete.

Change the water in bird baths and plant pots or drip trays at least one a week.

Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.

 

Important Links Regarding the West Nile Virus:

For general information about mosquitoes and what you can do, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health Website.
For more information regarding the West Nile Virus:

CDC West Nile Virus Information

CDC West Nile Virus Factsheet

Illinois Department of Public Health

Meeting Times
The 2012 Freeport Mosquito Abatement District Board meetings will be held monthly at 4:00 PM in the Library/Conference Room at the Stephenson County Health Department, 10 W. Linden Street, Freeport, IL 61032, on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FMAD Board Members

Craig Beintema – President & Public Health Administrator
Randy Church
Beth Gilmour
Jim Valkema

 


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