Safety Announcement and Reminder – West Nile Virus

August 15, 2018

Over the last few weeks West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in mosquito traps in Wheaton and surrounding towns during routine testing by the DuPage County Health Department.

The DuPage County Health Department encourages residents to follow the 4 D’s of prevention:

Drain: Drain those items that collect standing water around your home, yard or business. Scrub and refill pet water dishes and bird baths regularly.

Defend: Use an insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors and reapply according to directions.

Dress: Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe shoes when outside to cover the skin.

Dusk & Dawn: Wear repellent outdoors during these prime times for mosquito activity.

Our main priority is the safety of our residents and participants as we enjoy all that the outdoors and our community offers. Please review suggested precautionary measures and information provided by the DuPage County Health Department.