The first case of West Nile Virus in Waukesha County this year has been confirmed in a crow found in the city of Delafield.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. The disease is most often spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take the commonsense steps below to reduce your risk:
- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing.
- Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so limiting time spent during these hours.
- Change water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every 3 days.
- Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines. Mosquitoes rest in these areas in hot daylight hours.
- Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-laying areas.
- Avoid bites and illness
- Clean out the mosquitoes from the places where you live, work, and play
help your community control the disease.
- Something to remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite remains low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.
For more information on West Nile Virsus please visit Department Of Human Services – West Nile Virus
Beaver, North, and Pine Lakes’ Fireworks will be held July 4th, 2017 at dusk
Wishing you all an enjoyable, but safe Holiday!
The Village Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance No. 2017-06-12-02 to Amend and Restate Section 5.23 (1) of the Village Code of Village of Chenequa Relating to Outdoor Lighting
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The Village Board of Trustees adopted Resolution No. 2017-06-12-01 Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Vacant Land Offer to Purchase for Village Property at 4671 Vettleson Road, Chenequa, Wisconsin.
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WEED TREATMENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017!
Pine Lake Treatment for Eurasian Mil-foil is Scheduled for: Thursday June 22nd, 2017 (Weather Permitting)
Selected areas of Pine Lake will receive a chemical treatment to control the exotic aquatic plant known as Eurasian water milfoil. This non-native plant can interfere with navigational and recreational activities as well as harming native lake weeds.
The chemicals will not be applied if the applicators feel conditions are unsafe, such as storms, heavy rain or high winds. We have allowed June 23rd as a rain date.
The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:
NO swimming for 1 day
NO garden watering for 21 days
We have instituted a phone message system that enables lake users to call in at any time and get an update. The message will indicate if the treatment took place as scheduled, and if not what plans have been made for the rescheduled treatment. To access this information line, dial 367-4681 and follow the instructions.
Pine Lake Spraying Notice
Have you been noticing clumps of caterpillar looking insects on or around the Pines on your property? You may have a small European Pine Sawfly infestation on your hands.
Please click the species name above to view a picture of European Pine Sawfly Infesting Scotch pine at the Pine Lake Launch
To read more, please visit the link below http://wimastergardener.org/article/european-pine-sawfly
People of Wisconsin have been discovering a non-native earthworm that is particularly decimating to our forest floor. Nicknamed jumping worms, this Asian species of earthworm is noted for its ability to demolish leaf litter layers at astounding rates.
Please click the species name above to view a picture of Jumping Worms breaking down leaf litter layer at Pine Lake Launch
To read more, please visit the link below http://wimastergardener.org/2016/08/24/experts-tip-new-invasive-species-jumping-worms
If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact Cody Lincoln, Village of Chenequa Forester and Director of Public Works