Mosquito spraying in Oak Park Wednesday night

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By Anna Lothson

Staff Reporter

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

Residents who wish to be notified when the group has scheduled spraying for adult mosquitoes can sign up at or by calling 708-358-5694.

Email: Twitter: @AnnaLothson

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Diane K from Oak Park  

Posted: August 14th, 2012 5:30 PM

Don't forget, it's still in your hands to reduce the mosquito population & not just with chemicals: Skeeters grow from egg to adult in ONE WEEK. They can lay eggs in ONE TEASPOON of water! Once or twice a week, dump out water from plants, containers, bird baths and kids' toys at home or business. Pull or shorten weeds and grasses that 'hug' buildings and garages. Get rid of organic matter (leaves), especially in the shade and gutters. Fix window screens, plug gaps around AC & dryer hoses.

Paddy Boy  

Posted: August 6th, 2012 11:52 AM

We need more bats!

Dale from oak park  

Posted: August 4th, 2012 2:19 PM

Got my first bite Wed. evening. Spraying came at just the right time. Didn't see anything flying Thursday night.

My Allergy to Insectide is Worth Getting Lyme Disease   

Posted: August 3rd, 2012 5:37 PM

Should have stayed at a hotel.

Mosquitos Bite! from OP  

Posted: August 1st, 2012 9:28 PM

Thanks! Great job!

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