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Posted on: August 11, 2017

DuPage County Health Department Mosquito Update

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The DuPage County Health Department is finding mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus, as typical for this time of year.

Residents are strongly encouraged to drain standing water in yards and using a DEET repellent, especially at dawn and dusk. Additional tips include:

  • Call the Clarke "Hotline" at 1-800-942-2555 to report standing/stagnant water.
  • Change water in bird baths every other day and eliminate water from flower pots, gutters, toys and pool covers.
  • Keep informed by the DuPage County Health Department at http://www.dupagehealth.org/ftb
  • Wear repellent after dusk.
  • Inform the Village at (630) 620-5740 if you have a private catch basin.  The Village will have it added to the list for larviciding briquettes.
  • Minimize time spent outdoors at dawn, dusk and in the early evening, when mosquitoes are the most active.
  • Wear light colored, long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
  • Apply DEET-based insect repellents sparingly to exposed skin and clothing. Repellents may irritate eyes/mouths, so avoid applying to the hands of children.
  • Make sure that doors and windows have tight fitting screens.
  • Remove containers that may hold water to eliminate standing water which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, i.e., discarded tires, cans, ceramic pots.
  • Keep weeds and grass cut short since adult mosquitoes look for shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.
  • Change water in bird baths at least once per week.
  • Drain water from pool covers, and keep pools and hot tubs chlorinated and clean.
  • Keep gutters clean. 


More info on the Village’s program and a link to the DCHD website is at www.villageoflombard.org/mosquitoabatement

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