Seminar to discuss West Nile Virus

The summer series of the Four Seasons Gardening program, from University of Illinois Extension, concludes with a session titled “Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.”

The program is offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Both sessions will be presented via computer at the DeKalb County Extension Office at 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore.

Control northern house mosquito in your neighborhood, and you control West Nile Virus. The annual threat of West Nile Virus builds in early summer and continues into the fall. The number of cases has been higher during the last two summers, with about a dozen human deaths in Illinois each of those years. Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension Entomologist, will discuss how to control and cope with northern house mosquitoes, floodwater mosquitoes, and other mosquitoes to protect yourself and your community from bites and disease. The presentation will be presented via the University of Illinois distance learning system and local computer PowerPoint presentations, allowing live discussion between the presenter and gardeners throughout Illinois.

Cost for the session is $5. Advance registration is needed to ensure adequate space and materials. In addition, sessions may be cancelled for insufficient registration and you may be asked to consider an alternate location or date. Contact the local U of I Extension office for more details at 815-758-8194 or mpetra@illinois.edu. Or register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.