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)
- Glenview (East of Pfingsten Road)
- Morton Grove
- Niles (East of Harlem Ave.)
- Northbrook (East of Pfingsten Road)
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
Winter provides a time to review and plan for the next mosquito season. Off-season projects typically include:
- Updating district road maps.
- Revising and amending larval control maps that were extensively resurveyed during the summer.
- Updating our Geographic Information System (GIS) program.
- Updating the District’s records.
- Filing the annual report with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Updating the treatment records.
- Equipment maintenance, repair and set-up of vehicles.
- General maintenance of offices and shop areas.
- Updating the prior notification list.
- Identifying potential new mosquito breeding sites.
- Larval control and monitoring of adult mosquitoes in the Water Reclamation District in Skokie.
- Further development of community outreach and educational programs.