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  • 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

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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.

Report

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