IT IS THE GOAL of the Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District to reduce mosquito annoyance and potential disease transmission by the mosquito using the safest and most environmentally sound methods available. It is our responsibility to do this while protecting the public and the environment from inappropriate risks. The district uses a variety of methods and approaches to accomplish this task.
It is through the monitoring of various weather conditions and the surveillance of larval and adult mosquito populations that the district learns where a mosquito problem might occur and how large it might be. With this information the district can determine the type of mosquito control that is appropriate at the time, and to coordinate efforts between the different control divisions. In addition, many other behind the scene tasks are done that support the actual mosquito control efforts. These include maintaining district equipment, vehicles, and buildings as well as creating and maintaining maps of the various mosquito sources throughout the district.