|Animal Trap Rental, Injured or Dead Animals, Lost/Stray Animals||Public Works Department||(630) 434-5460|
|Tree Insects/ Bee or Hornet’s Nest in Parkway Tree/Mosquitoes||Public Works Department||(630) 434-5475|
|Dead Birds (West Nile Virus concern)||DuPage County Health Department||(630) 682-7979|
Traps suitable to capture small, nuisance wild animals are available to residents for rent.
Mosquito Control Program
Mosquito levels are monitored, and environmentally friendly products are used to reduce mosquito larvae development. Only when mosquito numbers are very high are more aggressive measures used such as sprays.
The Village's contract for mosquito control operations with Clarke Mosquito Contol has been expanded for the 2022 season to include catch basin treatments with Natular® XRT, a long-lasting larvicide tablet. The first application of tablets, which offer up to 180 days of larvae control, will be applied to catch basins in the Village by Clarke personnel on bicycle on June 3, 2022.
Residents should take the following precautions regarding mosquitoes:
- Minimize time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are the most active.
- When outside between dusk and dawn, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, which includes long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks and shoes.
- Apply insect repellents containing DEET , Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing.
- Make sure that doors and windows have tight fitting screens.
- Remove containers that may hold water to eliminate standing water which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes (e.g. discarded tires, cans, ceramic pots).
- Change water in bird baths at least once per week, and drain and replace water in children’s backyard wading pools every four to five days.
- Make sure that rain gutters, downspouts, swimming pools and pool covers are free of standing water.
- Keeping grass and weeds cut short to eliminate hiding places for adult mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus Concerns
The DuPage County Health Department surveys for West Nile Virus and coordinates pertinent information with the mosquito control program in the Village. For more detailed information about the West Nile Virus, please visit the DuPage County Health Department’s website.
Other Sources of Information
- Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn can be contacted for information on nuisance wildlife control including coyotes and foxes, and what to do with injured wildlife.
- DuPage County Animal Control has information on domestic animals.
- Department of Natural Resources has information on trapping permits and regulations in Illinois.