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West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Niles
A batch of mosquitoes, collected on July 27, 2015, from a NSMAD trap in Niles, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on July 29.
This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have been found in NSMAD traps located in Glencoe, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Skokie, and Winnetka.
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.
COMPLETED – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
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>>