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This year, West-NileVirus-positive batches of mosquitoes have been found in North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) traps in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Niles, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, Morton Grove and Winnetka.
While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time, the NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including using insect repellent, wearing loose fitting clothing and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked.
NSMAD advises, “Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.”
The most current test results can be found at nsmad.com.