Understanding Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Understanding Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Be Proactive Against Mosquitoes

With Lake County’s enormous amount of rain this year, much of the ground is saturated. The saturated ground leads to standing water in your yard. Any standing water can be a feast for mosquito growth.

Prevention includes checking for any containers holding water such as children’s toys, wading pools, bird baths and plant containers.

The South Lake Mosquito Abatement District website is your Lake County source for up to date information www.slmad.org. To learn more, see brochure here.

For any mosquito concerns and to report water standing more than 3 days: contact www.clarkeportal.com/hotline or call the HOTLINE 800-942-2555

As a reminder, residents can be added to a list to be notified prior to adult mosquito control applications, notify the District of water that may be a potential breeding site or high mosquito populations at the Resident Hotline @ www.clarkeportal.com/hotline.

Great informational resources on mosquitos:

http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmosquitoes.htm

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