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Adult Mosquito Control Operation
Adult Mosquito Control Operations – Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM, weather permitting.
The specific NSMAD map numbers to be treated are:
MAP A-03 Glencoe (East of Green Bay Rd. Only)
MAP A-07 Glencoe & Winnetka (East of Green Bay Rd. Only)
MAP A-09 Northbrook
MAP A-13 Glencoe, Northfield & Winnetka
MAP A-14 Winnetka
MAP B-01 Glenview & Northbrook
MAP B-02 Glenview
MAP B-06 Glenview, Northfield, Wilmette & Winnetka
MAP B-07 Wilmette & Winnetka
MAP B-15 Wilmette (North of Isabella St. Only)
MAP C-03 Morton Grove & Skokie
MAP C-08 Evanston (East of Chicago Ave.)
MAP C-10 Morton Grove & Niles
MAP C-15 Evanston (East of Chicago Ave.)
MAP C-17 Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles & Skokie
First West Nile Positive
June 23, 2016
West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Evanston
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Evanston this year.
A batch of mosquitoes, collected on June 22, 2016, from a NSMAD trap in Evanston, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 23.
This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have also been found in NSMAD traps located in Glenview, Kenilworth and Skokie.
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.
June 22, 2016
Click below to see the NSMAD Weekly Report for the period June 12 – June 18, 2016.
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
- There is no evidence of local transmission via mosquitoes in the US
- People traveling to countries where it is present are the most susceptible
- The species of mosquitoes that are best able to transmit the virus have not been not found in the area the NSMAD serves
- Illinois Department of Public Health, Zika information: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/zika
- Cook County Department of Public Health Zika information: http://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/zika-virus
- US Centers for Disease Control Zika information: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
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.
Did You Know?
West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in New York in 1999. Learn more about West Nile virus>>
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>>