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  • NSMAD Weekly Report


    October 5, 2016

    Our surveillance indicates that the risk to humans from West Nile Virus is low witihin the NSMAD. Please take precautions to minimize your risk of infection by wearing repellent and taking steps to avoid mosquito bites.

    Aedes albopictus Information

    A total of five Aedes albopictus adults were collected during week 40. Three were collected in the gravid trap located in Skokie where they were originally found. Two additional specimens were collected in one BG Sentinel trap located approximately 500 feet from the original collection site. We have collected a total of 61 Ae. albopictus through September 30, 2016.

    We are continuing to assess the extent of the infestation through door-to-door inspections, BG Sentinel Traps and BG Gravid Aedes Traps (GAT). While Ae. albopictus are competent vectors of Zika virus in the lab, they have not been associated with outbreaks of Zika virus in the field. This means that the risk of Zika virus transmission via mosquitoes remains exceedingly low within the area served by the NSMAD.

    Click below to see the NSMAD Weekly Report for the period September 25 – October 1, 2016. This will be the final weekly report for this year. A summary of the 2016 season will be posted later in October.

    NSMAD Weekly Report – Week 40

  • Zika Virus Information


    Updated Spetember 21, 2016

    The NSMADĀ  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.


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