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Remove Standing Water!
A small amount of standing water will serve the purpose for mosquitoes to breed. Mosquito eggs and larvae can develop in any amount of standing water....
West Nile virus, 2016:
As of Sept. 12, 2016, 15 human WNV cases have occurred in Illinois. Tthe following numbers of West Nile (WN) positive mosquito batches have been found: Cook County, 1551, Lake 85 (2042 in Illinois overall).
50 West Nile within SLMAD: Bannockburn, 5; Deerfield, 14; Ft. Sheridan, 2; Highland Park 19, and Riverwoods, 10.
West Nile Virus: September 2016
Southeast Lake County residents are at an elevated risk for human transmission of West Nile Virus (about half of the Culex mosquitoes are positive at this time).
The best way for residents to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Here are some suggestions:
Welcome to the South Lake Mosquito Abatement District (SLMAD) Website. Here you will find information about mosquitoes, the dangers they pose, and how to help prevent them. If you have questions or comments regarding this website, please contact us.
Click on the link below to read an article about a mosquito repellant that you probably already own!
Stay safe everyone!
There is no vaccine to protect against West Nile virus, and anti-viral medicines are ineffective. The best way to keep from being infected is to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Current preventive measures in South Lake Mosquito Abatement District include frequent and on-going surveillance, larvaciding and adultciding.
Preventive strategies include (click Read More below to see them):
This is a video from Clarke regarding Integrated Mosquito Management Service Program techniques.