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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....
As of Nov. 6, 2014, 1250 mosquito batches tested positive for West Nile Virus across the state of Illinois. There have been 22 positive birds, 49 counties with positive humans, birds, mosquitoes and/or horses, and 40 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus. In the South Lake Mosquito Abatement District, West Nile-positive mosquito batches have been found in trap collections in Riverwoods, Deerfield, Highland Park and Ft. Sheridan. There have been no cases of West Nile in this district, and only 2 cases in Lake County during the 2014 season.
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.