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NSMAD Weekly Report
June 12, 2019
The NSMAD Weekly Report for the week of June 1 – June 7, 2019, can be viewed by clicking here.
First West Nile Positive
June 11, 2019
West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Skokie and Wilmette
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Skokie and Wilmette this year.
Mosquitoes, collected from NSMAD traps in Skokie and Wilmette on June 5, 2019, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 11, 2019.
This year, WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have also been found in NSMAD traps located in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield 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.