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July 15, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered about the science behind mosquito control, here is an article from Wing Beats, Summer 2019, with a look at one of the many studies the NSMAD has done on larval mosquito control in storm water catch basins.
NSMAD Weekly Report
July 11, 2019
The NSMAD Weekly Report for the week of June 29 – July 5, 2019, can be viewed by clicking here.
First West Nile Positive
June 26, 2019
West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Lincolnwood and Morton Grove
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Lincolnwood and Morton Grove this year.
Batches of mosquitoes, collected from NSMAD traps in Lincolnwood and Morton Grove, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 26, 2019.
With the WNV positive results from our Lincolnwood and Morton Grove traps, every community that we serve has had WNV positive batches of mosquitoes, including: Deerfield (Cook County) Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. Please click here to see the most current test results.
While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time, 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.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
April 9, 2019
The 2018 NSMAD Annual Report is now available, please click here to read or download the PDF.
February 12, 2019
NSMAD Five Year Plan 2019-2023 This five-year strategic plan covering the years 2019 – 2023 is intended to provide the residents that live within the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD), NSMAD employees and Trustees and other stakeholders with:
- A comprehensive statement of our mission and our focus areas for the future.
- A summary of the novel challenges facing the NSMAD that are likely to influence decision making over the next five years.
- A blueprint that outlines the NSMAD’s strategy for addressing each of our emerging challenges.
- A fiscal plan to help guide budgetary decision-making.