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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

U of I Extension offers program on mosquito management

Source: Amanda Christenson, 309-342-5108,

News writer: Stephanie Henry, 217-244-1183,


URBANA, Ill. - Are you concerned about Zika virus, West Nile virus, and other mosquito problems? University of Illinois Extension is offering a free session on managing the source of these diseases—mosquitos. 


The annual threat of mosquito-borne disease builds in early summer and continues into the fall, explains Chris Enroth, a U of I Extension educator. “The number of cases of West Nile has been higher, with nearly a dozen human deaths in Illinois each year. Meanwhile, the U.S. braces for the arrival of Zika virus.”


During each session, Enroth 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 program will be offered at four Illinois locations:


·        August 23 at 1 p.m., Henderson County Extension office, 410 E. Main, Stronghurst


·        August 24 at 1 p.m., Galesburg Community Foundation, 246 E. Main, Suite #101, Galesburg


·        August 24 at 4 p.m., Warren County Extension office, 1000 N. Main, Monmouth


·        August 26 at 1 p.m., Macomb City Hall, 232 E. Jackson St., Macomb


The cost for each session is free. Advance registration is needed. Register online at


Contact the Knox County Extension office for more details at 309-342-5108 or




Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship,