Mosquito control includes larvicide, resident efforts

ELBURN—The Elburn Public Works Department placed larvicide pellets in stormwater catch basins in the village to combat mosquito infestations. The pellets kill mosquito larvae, which is more cost-effective than spraying for mosquitoes when they emerge, Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said during Monday’s Public Works Committee meeting.

Nevenhoven said residents can do their part by eliminating standing water in their yards (including water in cups or other open receptacles) because it provides a breeding ground for mosquito’s.