This May was officially the wettest May on record in Chicago since 1871. This wet weather has brought with it very favorable conditions for mosquitos. In an effort to prevent and control the growth of mosquitos, the Village of Sugar Grove works to curtail mosquito larva in Village owned and operated systems. The Village treats catch basins and other areas that may have standing water with larva control briquettes. Sugar Grove does not have a spray abatement program.
The Village asks for your help in controlling the mosquito population. The most effective way to control mosquitos is to eliminate their breeding areas.
- Dispose of cans, old tires, buckets, plastic sheeting, etc., that can hold water.
- Don’t allow water to accumulate at the base of flower pots or in pet dishes for more than 2 days and clean debris from gutters.
- Change water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week and stock ponds with mosquito eating fish.
Even with larva control, mosquitos can become an annoying part of summer. Adult mosquitos prefer to rest on weeds and other vegetation. Keeping the grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed helps so that mosquitos can’t hide there. When you are outdoors, protect yourself with appropriate clothing and repellents.
To learn more about protecting yourself and family from mosquitos, click here.