The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston on Wednesday, Aug. 18, between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., weather permitting.

This area is bounded by: Howard Street., Oakton Street./South Blvd., Chicago Avenue and Hartrey Avenue.

Information regarding NSMAD can be found at their web site or by calling 847/446-9434.

Avoiding West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus are out during the hours of dusk and dawn. Anyone out at these times is encouraged to wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves, or apply mosquito repellent according to the label on the repellent. Current approved repellent includes those with a concentration of at least 30% DEET, or products containing picaridin or lemon oil of eucalyptus.

Persons are also advised to remove stagnant water sites on their properties because mosquitoes can breed in a container the size of a small paper Dixie cup. Dog bowls, unmaintained gutters, bird baths, kiddie pools, abandoned pools, children’s toys all serve as excellent breeding containers for West Nile Virus.