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Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Adult Mosquito Control Operations – Lincolnwood, Morton Grove & Skokie
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove and Skokie on Thursday, August 27, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM, weather permitting.
The specific NSMAD map numbers to be treated are:
04-26 Lincolnwood & Skokie
05-27 Lincolnwood & Skokie
06-21 Morton Grove & Skokie
06-28 Lincolnwood, Morton Grove & Skokie
Thursday, August 20, 2015
2015’s First Human West Nile Virus Case Occurs in Skokie
The Skokie Department of Public Health announced that a resident has contracted West Nile virus. This is the first human case to occur in the area served by the NSMAD this year.
This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have been found in NSMAD traps located in all of the communities we serve.
The NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: the use of insect repellent on exposed skin, wearing light colored, 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.
Did You Know?
We don’t just spray to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes. 90% of our abatement program is focused on larval control, including the use of mosquito fish that love to eat larvae. Learn more about our larval control methods>>
West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in New York in 1999. Learn more about West Nile virus>>