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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....
As of Sept. 16, there have been 22 human West Nile cases in Illinois including three fatalities. Statewide, 1427 mosquito batches have tested positive for West Nile Virus of which 50 were collected in Lake County. Forty-one birds and six horses or other animals have also tested positive statewide. Within or directly adjacent to the SLMAD area, 15 West Nile positive mosquito batches have been found including three each in Bannockburn & Riverwoods and four each in Highland Park & Deerfield.
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!
The Clarke Program update report is attached.
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.