Illinois Officials Warn of Upcoming Mosquito Surge

All that record-breaking rain we had in May caused a lot more than just a soggy spring... Officials now warn that mixed with the warm temperatures we're expecting this weekend, it'll create the perfect storm for a surge in mosquitos!

Here are some tips from the EWG (Environmental Working Group) on avoiding bug bites:

  • When using repellent on a child, apply it to your own hands and then rub them on your child. Avoid eyes and mouth and use repellent sparingly around ears. Do not apply repellent to children's hands because they sometimes put their hands in their mouths.
  • Wear pants, socks, shoes and long sleeves, especially when venturing into heavy brush with likely bug infestations.

Here are there top choices for repellents.




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