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Information to Request "No-Spray"

Community wide spraying for adult mosquito control is only utilized when a mosquito borne disease (West Nile Virus, et al.) is detected at high enough levels where human transmission is likely.

To make adult mosquito control operations as effective as possible, it is essential that an area be treated uniformly, with minimal gaps in spray coverage.

The District understands that certain conditions exist where a resident may require reduced pesticide exposure.

The District will honor up to a 1 block “no-spray” area for residents upon request with written medical documentation to verify their condition. Physical location and geographic parameters will determine the actual “no-spray” area.

Residents with a condition requiring reduced pesticide exposure may request a “no-spray” area by following this procedure:

1) A written note/letter from a physician indicating the patient’s address, and physician’s statement of need for patient’s reduced pesticide exposure must be submitted to the District. All information submitted must be legible. Mail the statement to the address below:

Desplaines Valley MAD
P.O.Box 31,
Lyons, IL 60534.

2) Resident must contact the District at (708) 447-1765, during the hours of 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, to verify District’s receipt of above documentation, and to review their actual location to allow the District to establish accurate boundaries of the “no spray” area.

Note: Physician's statement does not need to include any specific information about the patient's condition, only that the patient has the need for reduced pesticide exposure.

Doctor's note/letter must be resubmitted every 3 years.