Mosquito season starts during the Summer months and continues through the Fall months.
In the Cook County portion of the Village, the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District (SCCMAD) administers a Mosquito Abatement Program. For any questions regarding the program, please contact their office at 708-333-4120 or visit their website at http://sccmad.com/.
In the Will County portion of the Village, the Department of Public Works administers a Mosquito Abatement Program. For any questions regarding the Village's program, please contact our office at 708-503-7702.
The Department of Public Works mainly targets the mosquito species that can contribute to the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV). The approach to minimizing WNV carrying mosquitoes is through a process called Larviciding. Larviciding targets the mosquito during its larval stage and prohibits them from developing and hatching into adult mosquitoes. Public Works uses Altosid Briquettes and places them in various storm sewer catch basins within the storm sewer system. Altosid Briquettes are environmentally safe enzyme tablets that dissolve in the still water that mosquito eggs are laid in and prohibit the hatching of these eggs.
Residents and businesses can also help in mosquito control and the spread of WNV by eliminating sources of standing water on and near their properties. These sources consist of standing water in pet bowls, flower pot saucers, old tires, bird baths, baby
pools and toys where mosquitoes can breed. It can take approximately 8-10 days for a mosquito egg to hatch into an adult mosquito, so frequent removal of standing water is needed to disrupt the development cycle.
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