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August 17, 2021 Update from the Mayor

MOSQUITO-SPRAY

Mosquito Spraying This Evening  (August 17, 2021)

Sorry for the late notice, but the city was just notified about planned mosquito spraying in our town this evening. 

Hickory Hills is served by two different mosquito abatement districts: Des Valley Mosquito Abatement District serves residents that reside on the north side of 87th Street and South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District serves all other Hickory Hills’ residents, south of 87th Street.  You might see their trucks in our area as they are working diligently to stop the threat and reduce the mosquito populations in our area.

When adult mosquito control is used, the district accomplishes this by spraying after dusk when the vector mosquitoes are most active. More information can be found at each of the district’s websites linked below.

https://www.desplainesvalleymad.com/                                         https://www.sccmad.org/

As we all strive to stay healthy and safe during these times, many residents are spending more time outside. Please keep in mind that late summer is peak season for the threat of mosquitos. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile. Prevention and reducing exposure are key elements to protecting you and your loved ones while enjoying your time outdoors. 

Standing waters are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Eliminate standing water on your property by emptying unused swimming pools, changing water in birdbaths and pet bowls, unclogging roof gutters and removing old tires and containers that might hold water.  

Protect yourself from mosquitoes by using mosquito repellant and wearing long sleeved shirts and long pants that covers your skin to reduce your risk. Install and repair screens on windows and doors. Try to avoid unnecessary outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most prevalent such as at dawn, dusk and early evening.

Mayor Mike