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With the summer quickly coming to an end, the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMDAD) would like to remind residents that the risk from West Nile Virus still exists, NSMAD strongly urges everyone to use repellent when outdoors, even for brief periods of time, particularly during the peak mosquito feeding hours around dusk and dawn.

Residents are also encouraged to look around their property and eliminate items that are holding water or can potentially hold water. If it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile Virus breed in stagnant water and are fond of using the containers found around homes to lay their eggs. Children’s toys, unused flowerpots and other gardening equipment, kiddie pools, and even clogged gutters can become sources of mosquito breeding.

Anyone with areas of standing water on the property for three or four days that cannot be removed should report it to NSMAD, 847-446-9434. NSMAD will inspect and treat the water if breeding is found.