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  • Operations Update

    August 16, 2019

    Completed

    Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operations – Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Skokie

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted a wide-area larval mosquito control operation (WALMCO) in portions of Skokie on Thursday, August 15, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM.

    This larval control operation utilized Altosid® SR-20, a mosquito growth regulator, applied via our ULV (ultra-low volume) equipment. It was intended to reach breeding sources that are difficult to treat due to their inaccessibility via traditional methods. This larval control operation targeted Culex mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus, to prevent them from reaching the adult stage.

    The specific NSMAD map number treated was:

    C-13    Skokie

    Please click here for additional information.

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

    August 14, 2019

    The NSMAD Weekly Report for the week of August 3 – August 9, 2019, can be viewed by clicking here.

  • Operations Update

    August 7, 2019

    Completed

    Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operations – Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Lincolnwood and Skokie

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted a wide-area larval mosquito control operation (WALMCO) in portions of Lincolnwood and Skokie on Thursday, August 8, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM.

    This larval control operation utilized Altosid® SR-20, a mosquito growth regulator, applied via our ULV (ultra-low volume) equipment. It was intended to reach breeding sources that are difficult to treat due to their inaccessibility via traditional methods. This larval control operation is targeted Culex mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus, to prevent them from reaching the adult stage.

    The specific NSMAD map number treated was:

    C-18    Lincolnwood & Skokie

    Please click here for additional information.

  • Informational

    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.

    Wing Beats – Vol. 30, No. 2 – Operational Quality Control for Catch Basin Larviciding at the NSMAD

  • Informational

    April 9, 2019

    The 2018 NSMAD Annual Report is now available, please click here to read or download the PDF.

  • Informational

    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.

Our Mission

The NSMAD manages local mosquito populations to:
• Reduce the risk of disease from mosquito-borne viruses.
• Minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the District.

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You can help us minimize your exposure to mosquito bites by reporting standing water and excessive biting mosquito activity.