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Mosquito Control - Help Fight the Bite

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Glencoe

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In late June, mosquitoes trapped in Glencoe by the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) tested West Nile virus positive. While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low, the risk continues to increase. Other surrounding areas with West Nile virus positive test results this year include: Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield and Skokie.   

As part of their Adult Mosquito Control program, the NSMAD conducted a targeted mosquito spraying in Glencoe on June 28 and July 17. Stay tuned to the Village's website and social media pages for details of future sprayings. For notices of sprayings delivered via text or e-mail, please register for Glencoe CONNECT. Questions about the mosquito control program? Contact the NSMAD at (847) 446-9434

Mosquito Control Tips

Please take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites – some tips for doing so are listed below. Report standing water and excessive mosquito populations/biting activity to the NSMAD here: http://www.nsmad.com/fight-the-bite/

  • Use insect repellent
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothing – light colored clothing is found to be less attractive to some species
  • Avoiding being outside during peak mosquito feeding times (around dawn and dusk)
  • Examine your property for anything that can hold water – if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes. Common items/areas include:
- Unused pots, buckets, children’s toys
- Swimming pools
- Birdbaths
- Rain barrels – be sure to tightly cover your barrels
- Standing water on lawns in low spots, ditches or gutters (the water shouldn’t stand for more than a week)