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  • First West Nile Positive

     

    June 21, 2017

    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 our traps in Glenview this year.

    Two batches of mosquitoes, collected on June 19, 2017, from a NSMAD trap in Glenview, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 21.

    This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have also been found in NSMAD traps located in Evanston, Morton Grove, Niles 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.

    Click here to see the most current test results.

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    June 21, 2017

    Click the following link to read the NSMAD Weekly Report – Week 24, June 11 – June 17, 2017.

  • Informational

     

    National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 25 – July 1, 2017.

    Click the image image below for more information.

  • News

     

    February 23, 2017

    NSMAD to participate in CDC Regional Center of Excellence

    The NSMAD is pleased to announce our participation in the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease, a consortium of universities and public agencies with the ultimate goal of helping to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and other vectors.

    A grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the amount of $10 million, was awarded to a group led by the University of Wisconsin. Collaborators include the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Loyola Chicago University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University and University of Iowa. In addition to the NSMAD, The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in St. Paul, MN is the other vector control agency participating.

    Please click the following links for official information from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

  • 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.

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