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  • First West Nile Positive

    July 22, 2016

    West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Niles

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Niles this year.

    Two batches of mosquitoes, collected on July 20, 2016, from a NSMAD trap in Northfield, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on July 22.

    This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have also been found in NSMAD traps located in Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

    With the recent increase in West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes, the risk of human infection is increasing. The NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: using insect repellent, wearing loose fitting clothing and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked.

    Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.

    Please click here for the most recent test results.

  • Adult Mosquito Control Operation

    Completed

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Adult Mosquito Control Operations

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Glencoe, Lincolnwood and Winnetka on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM.

    The specific NSMAD map numbers treated were:

    MAP A-03    Glencoe
    MAP A-06    Glencoe & Winnetka
    MAP A-07    Glencoe & Winnetka
    MAP C-23    Lincolnwood
    MAP C-24    Lincolnwood

    Please click here for additional information.

  • Informational

     

    July 20, 2016

    Click below to see the NSMAD Weekly Report for the period July 10 – July 16, 2016.

    NSMAD Weekly Report – Week 29

  • Adult Mosquito Control Operation

    COMPLETED

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Adult Mosquito Control Operations

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston and Skokie on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM.

    The specific NSMAD map numbers treated were:

    MAP B-19    Evanston
    MAP B-20    Evanston
    MAP C-07    Evanston
    MAP C-08    Evanston
    MAP C-14    Evanston & Skokie
    MAP C-15    Evanston
    MAP C-20    Evanston & Skokie

    Please click here for additional information.

  • Operations Update

     

    Updated May 3, 2016

    The NSMAD  recently drafted a formal Zika Virus Operational Plan. Please click here to read more.

    What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

    Please be assured that the NSMAD is prepared to control any species of mosquitoes that could potentially transmit illnesses to humans should they appear in our area.

Our Mission

We work to reduce and control the regional mosquito population so as to decrease the probability of mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the District.

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