Who We Are

The Illinois legislature enacted the Mosquito Abatement District Act in 
1925, prompting local citizens to establish a mosquito abatement district 
on the North Shore.

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) is operated with taxes levied from property located in the following municipalities:

  • Deerfield (Cook County Only)
  • Evanston
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview (East of Pfingsten Road)
  • Golf
  • Kenilworth
  • Lincolnwood
  • Morton Grove
  • Niles (East of Harlem Ave.)
  • Northbrook (East of Pfingsten Road)
  • Northfield
  • Skokie
  • Winnetka
  • Wilmette

View our map of the areas we serve>>

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

Off-Season Operations

Winter provides a time to review and plan for the next mosquito season. Off-season projects typically include:

  1. Updating district road maps.
  2. Revising and amending larval control maps that were extensively resurveyed during the summer.
  3. Updating our Geographic Information System (GIS) program.
  4. Updating the District’s records.
  5. Filing the annual report with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  6. Updating the treatment records.
  7. Equipment maintenance, repair and set-up of vehicles.
  8. General maintenance of offices and shop areas.
  9. Updating the prior notification list.
  10. Identifying potential new mosquito breeding sites.
  11. Larval control and monitoring of adult mosquitoes in the Water Reclamation District in Skokie.
  12. Further development of community outreach and educational programs.