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WELCOME TO THE NORTHWEST MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT

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HELP PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WEST NILE VIRUS AND ZIKA

Ways you can protect yourself from Mosquito Bites

- Avoid being outdoors around dusk and dawn, this is when mosquitoes are most active.

- Wear Long sleeves and pants when outdoors.

- Use insect repellent containing 20% DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon eucalyptus. Make sure you apply as directed on product label.

- Inspect your yard for containers that are holding water, dump them out if they can hold water up to 5 days or more.

- Set up a box or oscillating fan on your patio, set it to create a 7-10 mph wind.  Mosquitoes can not fly in higher winds.

- Make sure you have screens on all windows and doors.

- Avoid being in heavily shaded or wooded areas.

- Nothing can prevent all mosquito bites, but taking these steps can greatly reduce the number of bites.

- Remember, Mosquito populations fluctuate during the summer months.  On average, mosquitoes live 14-20 days

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FIGHT THE BITE

Helpful information about ticks and other animals, but also preventative ways to keep yourself safe from disease carrying insects.

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Northwest Mosquito Abatement is a governmental special district. The District was formed in April 1956 by election in nine (9) townships in Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. The land area covered by the District is approximately two hundred forty-two (242) square miles. The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District is tasked with protecting public health by conducting surveillance and control of mosquitoes in the northwest suburbs of Cook County, Illinois

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Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

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