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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM, weather permitting.
The specific NSMAD map numbers to be treated are:
02-35 Evanston & Wilmette
03-27 Kenilworth, Wilmette & Winnetka
06-28 Lincolnwood & Skokie
07-17 Morton Grove & Skokie
07-29 Morton Grove, Niles & Skokie
08-07 Glenview & Golf
08-18 Morton Grove
For detailed information regarding the specific NSMAD map numbers to be treated, please click on the following link: http://www.nsmad.com/?p=2198
2015’s First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Winnetka
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in District this year.
A batch of mosquitoes, collected on June 22, 2015, from a NSMAD trap in Winnetka, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 24. Two other batches of mosquitoes from the same collection tested negative.
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>>