Protecting Our Community

Notifications

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    October 12, 2018

    Please click here to read the NSMAD Surveillance Summary for 2018.

  • Informational

     

    September 25, 2018

    Chicago Area Experiencing Excessive Biting Mosquito  Activity

    Populations of mosquitoes within the NSMAD are high at this time. Our surveillance indicates that the most abundant mosquito species present is the inland floodwater mosquito (Aedes vexans). This brood of mosquitoes is a result of the heavy precipitation during the last week of August when the area received almost three inches of rain. While the inland floodwater mosquito is a serious nuisance and bites aggressively at all hours of the day and night, it is not a vector of West Nile virus. Populations of the mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus (Culex pipiens) remain low at this time. Additionally, the West Nile virus infection rate and vector index are below thresholds where transmission to humans tends to occur. While the risk from WNV is low, personal protective measures such as long-sleeve clothing and the use of a mosquito repellant are still recommended to minimize bites from all mosquitoes.

    We are doing our best to perform adult control operations throughout the District when conditions are favorable for effective control. High winds (>10 mph), cool night time temperatures (<65°F) and rain prevent these treatments from occurring. The forecast for the next few nights calls for a combination of cool temperatures, high winds and possibly, rain.  Adult mosquito control operations will commence if weather conditions and mosquito abundance indicate these operations would be effective.

     

  • Areas We Serve

    We proudly serve the residents of the North Shore, including Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.
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  • How We Protect

    We are dedicated to protecting the residents of our community using the safest and most effective methods of mosquito control utilizing the principles of Integrated Pest Management.
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  • Partners in Protection

    We work closely with local, state and federal public health officials in our efforts to protect the community from mosquitoes.
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