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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. 5, 2014, 691 mosquito batches have tested positive for West Nile Virus across Illinois. There have been 22 positive birds, 40 counties with positive humans, birds, or mosquitoes, and two human cases of neurologic West Nile. 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. To prevent mosquito bites, both adults and children should use repellents and/or wear light-colored clothes with long sleeves and long pants when outside, especially in the early morning or evening.
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.