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  • Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operation

    August 10, 2020

    Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operation – Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – Lincolnwood and Skokie

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting a wide-area larval mosquito control operation (WALMCO) in portions of Lincolnwood and Skokie on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM, weather permitting.

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

    The specific NSMAD map number to be treated is:

    C-18    Lincolnwood & Skokie

    Please click here for detailed information regarding the specific NSMAD map number to be treated.

    Product Information

    Altosid® SR-20 Label

    Altosid® SR-20 MSDS

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

    August 5, 2020

    Please click here to read the NSMAD Weekly Report for week 31, July 25 –  July 31, 2020.

  • First West Nile Positive

    August 5, 2020

    West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Northbrook

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Northbrook this year.

    A batch of mosquitoes, collected on July 29, 2020, from an NSMAD trap in Northbrook, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on July 30.

    WNV positive batches of mosquitoes have also been found in NSMAD traps in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview/Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, 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.

  • Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operation

    July 30, 2020

    Completed

    Wide-Area Larval Mosquito Control Operation – Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Skokie 

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted a wide-area larval mosquito control operation (WALMCO) in portions of Skokie on Thursday, July 30, 2020, 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 is intended to reach breeding sources that are difficult to treat due to their inaccessibility via traditional methods. This larval control operation is targeting 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 detailed information regarding the specific NSMAD map number treated.

    Product Information

    Altosid® SR-20 Label

    Altosid® SR-20 MSDS

  • Operations Update

    April 30, 2020

    NSMAD Operations and COVID-19

    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) is an essential public health agency committed to serving our communities by reducing the risk of West Nile virus and other potential mosquito-borne illnesses. To ensure that our staff and the public are protected while we continue to meet our mission during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask for the public’s cooperation when interacting with our staff.

    Larval Control Operations

    • Regular site inspections and larval control treatments on public and private property have begun and will continue.
    • The NSMAD will continue to respond to service requests, biting mosquito complaints, as well as, abandoned pools, backyard basins, and other potential sources of mosquito breeding.
    • If you have previously made a service request regarding catch basins on your property, it is entered in our operations software system and will be addressed automatically again this year when our catch basin treatments begin around mid-May.

    How The Public Can Help

    • When making a service request, we are asking the public to help minimize direct contact with NSMAD staff as they perform their duties.
    • If you have contacted us regarding a mosquito-related issue, please allow NSMAD staff unhindered access to the potential mosquito source to conduct inspections and any necessary mosquito control treatment.
    • Tip and toss anything that can hold water that mosquitoes could breed in. A bit of work around your yard now can prevent mosquitoes from breeding on your property for years to come, and this lowers everyone’s risk.

    What to Expect From Us

    • Our staff wear identifiable uniforms that have been issued by the NSMAD and are required to have their NSMAD issued photo ID badge visible when responding to a service request.
    • NSMAD staff has been instructed to wear a suitable face covering when directly interacting with a member of the public.
    • When working in the field, NSMAD Field Technicians are required to wear a suitable face covering (cloth mask, medical mask, N95 respirator, etc.) in accordance with state and local rules regarding such use.
    • NSMAD Vehicles are stocked with hand sanitizer and additional disinfecting materials and our staff has been instructed to use them before and after making contact with a requestor or as needed.

    If you have questions or concerns, please call (847.446.9434) or email (nsmad@nsmad.com) us.

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.

Report

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