The Village’s mosquito control program includes several different efforts, including treating wetlands to prevent emergence (hatching of adults from pupal form) of adult mosquitoes, release of mosquito eating fish in area ponds, treatment of storm drains with pellets to prevent mosquito hatching, continuous monitoring of adult mosquito populations and the spraying of the Village when conditions are appropriate.
Appropriate conditions include an evening/night with:
If projections indicate that there will be a major emergence in the near future, sprayings will be delayed to coincide with the emergence to kill the most mosquitoes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips:
• Install or repair window and door screens so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
• At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans.
• Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water, such as old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, or bottles.
• Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out.
• Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.
- little to no chance of rain;
- air temperatures above 60 degrees;
- wind speeds less than 20 miles per hour
- mosquito trap counts showing 50 or more adult female mosquitoes;
- no major mosquito emergences anticipated in the next 24 – 96 hours.
- Thin out vegetation by doors and outdoor entertainment areas.