Completed – Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Wide Area Larval Mosquito Control Operation

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted a wide-area larval mosquito control operation (WALMCO) in portions of Skokie on Thursday, August 15, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM.

This larval control operation utilized Altosid® SR-20, a mosquito growth regulator, applied via our ULV (ultra-low volume) equipment. It was intended to reach breeding sources that are difficult to treat due to their inaccessibility via traditional methods. This larval control operation targeted Culex mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus, to prevent them from reaching the adult stage.

The specific NSMAD map number treated was:

C-13    Skokie