Mosquito Abatement Services

The Village is currently in contract with Clarke Mosquito for mosquito abatement services. In addition to weekly catch basin treatments, each month from June through September, Clarke Mosquito performs one Village-wide spray application in the late evening. These sprays reduce the adult mosquito population by 80% after each spray. The Village is notified by Clarke 12 to 24 hours prior to each spray event. This information is then shared with residents via electronic communications, including social media.

Residents can also receive advanced notices of spray events by contacting Clarke directly. Sign up for alerts, and report issues, by visiting You may also call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 630-671-3100 and ask to be added to the "Prior Notification List" for the Village of Vernon Hills. Residents will be asked to provide their name, address, and phone number, and this will allow them to receive a phone call from Clarke the day of the Village-wide spray.

For more information about Clarke Mosquito and their processes, please visit their website at or call 1-630-894-2000.

Mosquito Prevention and Personal Protection Tips

Mosquitoes breed in standing water, which is quite common after periods of rain. By simply tossing out or tipping over standing water sources around your property, and reporting standing water sites that cannot be eliminated to, you can play a big role in controlling mosquito populations and protecting your health and the health of our whole community.

We encourage residents to follow the CDC’s recommendations for preventing mosquito bites:

1. Wear an EPA-approved repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or Oil of Lemon/Eucalyptus.

2. Limit skin exposure by wearing long pants and long sleeves. Light colored clothing is also recommended, as mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colors.

3. Limit outdoor time at dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

4. Take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors
  – Use air conditioning and/or screens to prevent mosquitoes from coming inside your home.
– Get rid of standing water to stop mosquitoes from laying eggs.
– Keep grass cut – long grass is a haven for adult mosquitos.
– Tip and/or toss items that hold water – buckets, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, trash containers.
– Set up a fan, indoors or out. The breeze will help mosquitos away from you.