Recent heavy rains combined with warm temperatures will result in a major hatch of floodwater mosquitos which are known to be aggressive biters. This mosquito is not involved in disease transmission, however, expect more nuisance mosquitoes in our area. Additionally, previously dry conditions coupled with warm temperatures created ideal conditions for the production of mosquitoes involved in the transmission of West Nile Virus (WNV) and West Nile Virus positive mosquitos are still present (noticed previously). More information regarding current mosquito activity can be found in the most recent press release from the Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District.
Many things can be done by residents to minimize mosquito activity and WNV transmission, such as eliminating sources of standing water on property (unrimmed tires, trash cans, buckets), limiting outdoor activity at dusk and wearing long sleeves/pants and loose fitting light colored clothing. Please visit the Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District website here or the Village website here for more information.