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; reducing the mosquito population by 80% after each spray. The Village is notified by Clarke 12-24 hours prior to each spray event; which is then shared with residents via electronic communications to include social media.

Residents can also receive advanced notices of spray events by contacting Clarke directly and signing up by visiting or calling the Clarke Mosquito Hotline 1-(800)- 942-2555 and asking 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 the additional services they can provide for resident's private properties, please visit their website at or contact them at 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 public health in your community.

When spending time outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquito activity is the greatest, 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. Take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors
a. Use air conditioning, or window and door screens, to prevent mosquitoes from coming inside your home.
b. Get rid of standing water to stop mosquitoes from laying eggs in or near water.
c. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers.

Village Status Reports

2016 Report