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  • First West Nile Positive

    2016’s First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Glenview

    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 May 25, 2016, from a NSMAD trap in Glenview, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on May 26. Seven other batches of mosquitoes collected from the same trap this week tested negative.

    While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time of year, 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.

  • Informational

    If you’re curious about what this summer’s mosquito season might be like, please click here, for our Preliminary Seasonal Report.

  • Informational

    Rain Barrels, Mosquitoes & You.

    Click here for important information regarding the installation and maintenance of rain barrels.

    What you don’t know may breed more mosquitoes.

  • 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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You can help us minimize your exposure to mosquito bites by reporting standing water and dead birds.