The Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District has notified the City of Wheaton that, weather permitting, its crews will spray for mosquitoes during the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Applications are typically made from dusk until 2 a.m.
The DuPage County Health Department recently reported the first human case of West Nile virus reported this year in DuPage County in Woodridge.
Residents can protect themselves from mosquito bites by practicing the “4 Ds of Defense:”
- Drain: Drain those items that collect standing water around your home, yard, or business. Scrub and refill pet water dishes and birdbaths regularly.
- Defend: Use an insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors and reapply according to directions.
- Dress: Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes when outside to cover the skin.
- Dusk to Dawn: Wear repellent outdoors during these prime times for mosquito activity.
The Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District is a separate entity from the City of Wheaton. To be notified by phone when future mosquito spraying will take place, call 1-800-942-2555. The District covers 23 square miles and includes most of Wheaton as well as sections of Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and unincorporated Milton Township. Questions and comments about the District’s integrated mosquito management program should be directed to its service contractor, Clarke (www.clarke.com). Their mosquito hotline number is 1-800-942-2555.