NSMAD Weekly Report
June 3, 2020
Please click here to read the NSMAD Weekly Report for week 22, May 23 – 29, 2020.
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 (email@example.com) us.
April 29, 2020
Interested in reading our 2019 Annual Report?
Click the link below to access the PDF file.
September 19, 2019
From the Center for Public Integrity and the Weather Channel
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.
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.
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