A round of mosquito-killing chemical fogging has been scheduled in Oak Park.
Weather permitting, the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District will arrive in Oak Park between 9 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday. It's the second round of spraying this summer.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a helpful Q & A about the process, including information about the safety of the chemical ingredients used in fogging. Generally, they're safe — "exposures ranged from 100 to 10,000 times below the amount of pesticide that might pose a health concern," the IDPH says.
Still, the agency recommends a number of precautions, including remaining indoors during spraying, closing windows and doors, turning off any air conditioning units and bringing pets indoors.
Residents in Oak Park can be notified of scheduled sprayings by phone call, email or text message. Just visit www.oak-park.us/notifyme or call (708) 358-5694 to sign up.