The Community Clean Up Day begins at 4 p.m. today and runs through 7 p.m. at the Madison Schools’ Field House.
According to the township’s Facebook posting, “historically Butler County (and others throughout the state) have mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus every summer.
“Fortunately, most people infected with West Nile virus do not ever feel sick. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a serious, sometimes, fatal, illness.
“Precautions around preventing mosquito bites, such as the use of bug spray and wearing breathable long pants and shirts, are the best steps one can take to prevent West Nile virus.
“If you or your family members are going to be around the pond or in the park this week, please be sure to have all persons wear bug spray. The pond is currently taped off, so if you see anyone in that vicinity, please inform them of this release.
Township officials said that treatment of the pond would begin this morning.