FIGHT THE BITE!
Join the "SWAT" team against West Nile Virus & Zika!
Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes aren't just a nuisance; they can carry Zika, West Nile and other diseases.
Take these steps to reduce your risk:
- Applying insect repellent to exposed skin when mosquitoes might be present. Supervise use by children. When possible, wear long sleeves, long pants and socks.
- Eliminate, standing water (mosquito breeding grounds) every four to five days.
- Install or repair screens to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside your home.
- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there
- In areas like small stagnate ponds, rain barrels and low-lying wet areas; use environmentally friendly larvicides, which kill mosquito larvae without danger to people, pets or wildlife. Follow all label directions.
Additional information is also available on the following cites. Please click on the name of the organization to be rerouted to the corresponding agency.
IDPH, Cook County Public Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention