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.
To watch an overview of
Clarke’s Integrated Mosquito Control Program:
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
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
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
For general information about mosquitoes and what you can do, visit
Department of Public Health Website.
For more information regarding the West Nile Virus:
West Nile Virus Information
West Nile Virus Factsheet
Department of Public Health
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