NSMAD Weekly Report
June 16, 2021
Please click here to read the NSMAD Weekly Report for week 24, June 5 – June 11, 2021.
First West Nile Positive
June 15, 2021
2021’s First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Skokie
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in the District this year.
One batch of mosquitoes, collected on June 9, 2021, from an NSMAD trap in Skokie, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on June 11. 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 of year, 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.
June 1, 2021
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 (email@example.com) us.
May 4, 2021
The 2020 NSMAD Annual Report is available as a PDF file, please click here to read or download.
March 26, 2021
As temperatures continue to warm as we move further into Spring, mosquitoes aren’t the only insects with the potential to transmit diseases. Early spring is a prime time for tick activity. Be sure to check yourself, your children and your pets for the presence of ticks.
To learn about where in Illinois you may encounter ticks, as well as the potential diseases they may carry, please click on the following link to be directed to the Illinois Department Of Public Health’s Tick Surveillance Map.
March 8, 2021
Seasonal Positions Available
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District is currently seeking qualified persons to fill the following positions:
- Seasonal Field Technicians – Starting pay $15.00 per hour.
Please download and complete the NSMAD employment application along with your resume or CV and return to us at:
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSMAD, Attention Seasonal Employment
117 Northfield Road
Northfield, IL 60093
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