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The City of Lockport Public Works Department reminds residents to exercise caution outdoors due to recent confirmed positive West Nile mosquito by the Will County Health Department.
As a preventative measure to fight against mosquitoes, our Public Works Department has been spraying for mosquitos as of the end of July and we will be spraying for mosquitos again the week of August 21st when weather permits.
Culex mosquitoes are prime carriers of West Nile Virus and often breed in standing water and saturated areas. Residents should avoid standing receptacles of water and report any stagnant/standing water situations. Residents should also monitor outdoor activity with appropriate action. Specific caution by children, elderly, impaired and pets should be taken.
The best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Precautions include:
Residents can report standing water situations to City of Lockport – Public Works by calling 815-838-0549 option 8.
For more information on the West Nile Virus, visit the Will County Health Department website or call the Will County Environmental Health's automated West Nile Virus Information Line at 815-740-7631.