Mosquito season is here! Periodically, the maintenance department will spray for mosquitoes throughout the Village when the mosquito population becomes intolerable. In order for the spraying process to work correctly, the airborne particulates emitted by the sprayer must physically land on the insect in order for it to eliminate the pest. Spraying alone will not prevent future mosquito outbreaks. It is up to each and every one of us to do our part to prevent mosquitoes from multiplying.
Q: What can I do to keep mosquitoes from breeding around my home?
A: Make sure you do not have any standing water in your yard. Be sure to change the water in birdbaths every week. Dump water from any buckets, trash cans, wading pools, old tires, etc. and situate them so water cannot accumulate in them. Keep your gutters and rainspouts clear so rainwater can run freely down them. Simply keeping your grass cut can also assist in prevention. Mosquitoes love dark, damp and warm environments. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing or slow-moving water. Weeds, tall grass, and bushes provide an excellent home for adult mosquitoes.
Please report any possible issues you feel may result in mosquito breeding to the maintenance department so that the problem can be resolved before an outbreak happens!
Fact: Female mosquitoes lay from 100 to 300 eggs at a time, and it takes from 7 to 10 days to go from egg to adult.
Fact: A single used tire can produce up to 10,000 mosquito larva!
Mosquito Spraying Information - This is information from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Please read through.