Fight the Bite - Tips to Repel Mosquitoes


The Southlake Mosquito Abatement District (SLMAD) recently reported that two mosquito collections have tested positive for West Nile Virus in eastern Deerfield and southeast Highland Park.

SLMAD conducted ground-based adult mosquito control treatments in those specific areas, but residents should still take extra precautions to protect against mosquitoes:

  1. Drain standing water in containers like flowerpot saucers, bird baths and watering cans or in the folds of outdoor tarps.
  2. Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes that can carry viruses are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
  3. Protect yourself by using an insect repellent that includes an active ingredient like DEET.
  4. Dress in long sleeves and pants during dusk and dawn or in areas where mosquitoes are active.
  5. West Nile Virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and a stiff neck, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
For more information and resources, visit SMLAD's website. If you have questions or concerns, contact SMLAD at 800.942.2555.

Deerfield Police Host "EveryDay Hero" Blood Drive 

Blood Drive

Did you know that blood donations decline by 20% in the summer? You can help and be an "everyday hero" by donating. 

Join the Deerfield Police Department and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District for an "EveryDay Hero" Blood Drive taking place on Friday, August 3 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Deerfield Village Hall (850 Waukegan Rd).

To thank and celebrate those giving blood, all participating donors will receive an EveryDay Hero LifeSource t-shirt.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule your appointment, visit www.lifesource.org; select "Make an Appointment"; login; search by group code: 561A.

RSVP to the Facebook event here

50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Program 

Tree Planting

Pay 50% of the cost for a new tree plus the $80 planting fee, and the Village will pay the rest!  

The Village will pay half the cost for only one tree per residence per year; you may purchase additional trees at full price. View a list of available trees here with the cost and basic information.

After making your selection, fill out the Tree Order Form and return it to the Village, along with a check in the proper amount. Applications are due August 31, 2018.

Get more information here or contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.

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