Spraying

Mosquito file image (Getty Images)

City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.

07/17/2013

Pet owners are told to be careful when mosquito-abatement crews spray insecticide. (CBS)

Pet Owners Urged To Take Precautions During Mosquito Spraying

The spray has been used for decades, but officials want families and their pets to limit their exposure to it, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/27/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

City To Spray For West Nile For Next 2 Days

The City of Chicago is taking action Tuesday and Wednesday, in hopes of minimizing Chicagoans’ chances of getting the West Nile virus.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

City To Continue Spraying For West Nile After First Local Human Cases This Year

With the first reported human cases of the West Nile virus in the Chicago area, local health departments are taking no chances.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Mosquito file image (Getty Images)

Communities Ramp Up Fight Against Mosquitoes

Everybody hates mosquitoes, and communities are preparing to fight them this summer.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011