By Anna Lothson
The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District has scheduled spraying in the Village of Oak Park between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday as part of its efforts to eliminate mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus.
Unless the weather prohibits the spraying this will be the first time this season in Oak Park. However, the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District has been spraying throughout its 77-square-mile jurisdiction. West Nile virus has been found in birds and mosquitoes in 27 Illinois counties so far this year, including Oak Park. Questions regarding spraying, including options for those medically sensitive to the insecticide, should be directed to 708-447-1765. Information also is posted at desplainesvalleymad.com.
Residents who wish to be notified when the group has scheduled spraying for adult mosquitoes can sign up at oak-park.us/notifyme or by calling 708-358-5694.