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April 12, 2017
Positions Available – NSMAD
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District is currently seeking qualified persons to fill the following positions:
- Seasonal Field Technicians – Starting pay $13.00 per hour.
We will accept applications for Seasonal Field Technicians until April 28, 2017.
Please download and complete the NSMAD employment application and return to us at:
Via Email: email@example.com
NSMAD, Attention Seasonal Employment
117 Northfield Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Internship Opportunity, Paid – Evanston Health & Human Services Department
The Evanston Health & Human Services Department is seeking an Environmental Health Intern for their West-Nile Virus program from May 1 to October 31, 2017. Please click the following link for additional information.
March 28, 2016
The NSMAD’s Annual Report for 2016 is now available.
Please click on the link to view or download a PDF file.
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.
Zika Virus Information
Updated Spetember 21, 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
- The species of mosquitoes that are best able to transmit the virus, Aedes aegypti, have not been not found in the area the NSMAD serves
- A small population of a potential secondary vector Aedes albopictus, has recently been found in a limited area of the District
- The risk of contracting Zika virus from the bite of a mosquito witihin the area served by the NSMAD remains extremely low
- People traveling to countries where it is present are the most susceptible
- 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>>