The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in District this year.
Two batches of mosquitoes, collected on May 25, 2018, from NSMAD traps in Glenview and Morton Grove, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on May 30.
While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time of year, 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.
Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.