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  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    August 23, 2017

    Click the following link to read the NSMAD Weekly Report Week – 33, August 13 – August 19, 2017.

  • First West Nile Positive

     

    August 4, 2017

    West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Glencoe

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

    One batch of mosquitoes, collected on August 2, 2017, from a NSMAD trap in Glencoe, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on August 4.

    With the WNV positive result from our Glencoe trap, every community that we serve has had WNV positive batches of mosquitoes, including: Evanston, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

    The level of West Nile virus activity is moderate and 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 West Nile virus test results.

  • First West Nile Positive

     

    August 1, 2017

    West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Wilmette

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

    One batch of mosquitoes, collected on July 26, 2017, from a NSMAD trap in Wilmette, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on August 1.

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

    West Nile virus activity 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 West Nile virus test results.

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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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