The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) reminds all area municipalities (including Morton Grove) that the risk of West Nile virus infection is at the highest level so far this season. People are urged to take personal protection measures, most importantly, using an EPA registered repellent. Mosquito repellent is the simplest and most effective method of protection from mosquitoes and West Nile virus. Additionally, wearing proper attire and eliminating or draining items that can hold stagnant water around their property will help to further reduce risk. Please contact the NSMAD for assistance with large areas of standing water.