Mosquito Spraying August 28 and August 29, 2012 by SCCMAD

Mosquito Spraying August 28 and August 29, 2012 by SCCMAD
Posted on 08/24/2012

The South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District SCCMAD, the Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH and the Cook County Department of Public Health CCDPH surveillances indicate a large increase in West Nile Virus activity in mosquitoes.

Mr. Douglas Wright, General Manager with SCCMAD has informed the village that they will be spraying in Orland Park for adult mosquitoes on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday August 29, 2012, weather permitting. The spraying will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. and continue until about 10:30 on each day. It will take an estimated two days to complete the Orland Park area.

It is important that residents and businesses eliminate stagnant water on their properties. To avoid mosquito bites and prevent West Nile Virus disease, the following precautions are recommended:

  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.
  • When outdoors at this time, use mosquito repellent.
  • Change water in bird baths and wading pools daily.
  • Eliminate water in flowerpots, children toys, old tires and any other receptacles.
  • Clear gutters and down spouts so water does not sit in them.
  • Report catch basin or standing water on you property to SCCMAD.
  • Un-maintained swimming pools may produce thousands of mosquitoes. Report these instances to SCCMAD or to the Development Services Department for property maintenance.

Read the SCCMAD announcement here.