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May-September
Mon–Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 3:00pm

October-April
Mon–Thurs: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 2:00pm

LOCATION
3755 Cundiff Rd
Decatur, IL 62526

PHONE
217-875-2722

What We Do

The District is committed to using science based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to monitor vector populations and disease presence through surveillance, targeted product applications and source reduction through inspection and vector education for our residents through community outreach. These components create the foundation of the District’s comprehensive vector control program.

Surveillance

Surveillance

SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance is one of most important components to our operation. We use best practices to locate, collect, identify and test mosquitoes. Surveillance helps to monitor mosquito populations for abundance and disease presence. These efforts allow for us to make targeted treatment decisions in real time.
Source Reduction

Source Reduction

SOURCE REDUCTION

Source reduction is the elimination of breeding sites. Typically, these are manmade sources such as unkept swimming pools, ornamental ponds and other debris capable of holding water. This is one of the most effective methods of mosquito control.
Larval Control

Larval Control

LARVAL CONTROL

Larval control is the application of products that help reduce mosquito populations by either killing or preventing the growth of mosquito larvae while they are confined within standing water sources. Larval control applications are a logical next step when source reduction is not possible.
Adult Mosquito Control

Adult Mosquito Control

ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL

Adult mosquito control is our last line of defense and is strictly regulated. We use this to immediately suppress the number of adult mosquitoes in an area only when several specific thresholds are met such as overabundance or a threat of disease transmission has been detected based on our surveillance data.

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Recent News

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We discovered our first positive WNV batch of mosquitoes today, 8/9/22. Our mosquito surveillance consists of a robust network of traps set weekly throughout our district. To date, we have tested 162 samples with 1 positive result.

While the risk of infection is low at this time, we ask that residents inspect their property and drain items that hold water. This will reduce breeding sources and have a more long-term effect on mosquito populations.

Please understand, it is likely that we will experience an uptick in mosquito populations in the days to come following last week's rain events. It is not too late to rid sources of water now, even if mosquito larva is present. Our crews continue to make daily inspections/treatments of standing water sources when applicable.

What can you do if mosquitoes are present in your yard?
1. locate/remove standing water
2. wear insect repellent when outdoors
3. when possible, avoid peak mosquito activity at dusk and dawn
4. if outside on a deck or patio, try using a fan (the wind will help keep mosquitoes away)
5. refresh watering dishes and bird baths every 5-7 days
4. report standing water, abandoned/unkept pools, ornamental ponds to our district for site inspections

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August 9th, 5:14 pm

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If you receive one of these door hangers, please understand that it is a courtesy our technicians are leaving to inform you that something in your yard is breeding mosquitoes and needs your attention.

The most common items that cause for a door hanger to be left are unused or uncared for swimming pools (most often the “kiddie” or small inflatable pools with no chlorine or filter), ornamental ponds with no fountain or other cryptic, man-made, water holding vessel.

As a reminder: mosquitoes undergo complete metamorphosis and enter several life stages before becoming adults. If you receive a door hanger for mosquito larvae present, it is impossible for those larvae to be from rainfall within the prior couple of days. Egg stages last a few days, followed by another 5-7 days of larval development. All this means is your water source is likely a week or more old.

After this week’s rainfall, we expect to see an increase in mosquito populations within the next 7-10 days. Please take note of any items holding water in your yard and dump them before mosquito larvae can become established and adults emerge.

Report any standing water that has not receded in a few days and we will send a technician out to inspect and make treatment if necessary.
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August 4th, 12:36 pm
⚠️PSA⚠️ 
If you receive one of these door hangers, please understand that it is a courtesy our technicians are leaving to inform you that something in your yard is breeding mosquitoes and needs your attention. 

The most common items that cause for a door hanger to be left are unused or uncared for swimming pools (most often the “kiddie” or small inflatable pools with no chlorine or filter), ornamental ponds with no fountain or other cryptic, man-made, water holding vessel. 

As a reminder: mosquitoes undergo complete metamorphosis and enter several life stages before becoming adults. If you receive a door hanger for mosquito larvae present, it is impossible for those larvae to be from rainfall within the prior couple of days. Egg stages last a few days, followed by another 5-7 days of larval development. All this means is your water source is likely a week or more old. 

After this week’s rainfall, we expect to see an increase in mosquito populations within the next 7-10 days. Please take note of any items holding water in your yard and dump them before mosquito larvae can become established and adults emerge. 

Report any standing water that has not receded in a few days and we will send a technician out to inspect and make treatment if necessary.

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Serve garbage services all of them notices to close the trash bin lids after emptying they get sitting water in the open ones constantly ugh please!

So you drive around all day in decatur looking and going on people's properties ?

Timothy J Curry check our entire property tomorrow, I am not trying to get bit up 😭

On behalf of the MMAD we want to thank YOU, Macon County residents, for making our tire drive a complete success! We were able to remove 1,100 mosquito breeding habitats from your back yards. For not having any significant rain this month we received tires full of water- further reinforcing the reason for this event.

This wouldn't have been possible without our partners at the Macon County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health and the tire recycling company who hauled the tires away. Huge thanks to all involved!

The seasonal field crews responsible for inspecting and treating standing water sources within our district bore the brunt of the work today-unloading and loading each of these tires. They take their jobs helping to protect public health seriously and deserve a huge shoutout for their efforts. Thank you, Randy, Bailey, Zack, Cade, Luke, Jackson, Hailey, Jacob, Grant and Elizabeth!
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June 30th, 3:24 pm
On behalf of the MMAD we want to thank YOU, Macon County residents, for making our tire drive a complete success! We were able to remove 1,100 mosquito breeding habitats from your back yards.  For not having any significant rain this month we received tires full of water- further reinforcing the reason for this event.

This wouldnt have been possible without our partners at the Macon County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health and the tire recycling company who hauled the tires away. Huge thanks to all involved!  

The seasonal field crews responsible for inspecting and treating standing water sources within our district bore the brunt of the work today-unloading and loading each of these tires.  They take their jobs helping to protect public health seriously and deserve a huge shoutout for their efforts.  Thank you, Randy, Bailey, Zack, Cade, Luke, Jackson, Hailey, Jacob, Grant and Elizabeth!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Great job! Thank you for helping protect our community!

Thank you for providing the service ! It was very well organized and easy for me to get rid of the old tires.

Well done MMAD!!

Great job!

TOMMORROW, JUNE 30th, we will be collecting used tires for recycling from 8am-12pm. Residents of Macon County are able to bring 10 rimless passenger tires to 3755 Cundiff Rd, Decatur IL at no cost.

We will not begin before 8am. Our district office is under 24-hour video surveillance, do not illegally dump tires on our property before or after the event.

We will send you away with any tires that exceed the 10-tire allotment. You may bring more tires if there are two occupants in your vehicle with PROOF of different residency. Please do not take advantage of this.

Please expect lines. There are NO appointments. First come, first served. We will collect the first 1,200 tires that arrive. With your permission, we can help unload tires from your vehicle.

We are prepared and eager to make this a successful event and with your cooperation it can be.
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June 29th, 2:24 pm
TOMMORROW, JUNE 30th, we will be collecting used tires for recycling from 8am-12pm.  Residents of Macon County are able to bring 10 rimless passenger tires to 3755 Cundiff Rd, Decatur IL at no cost. 

We will not begin before 8am.  Our district office is under 24-hour video surveillance, do not illegally dump tires on our property before or after the event.  

We will send you away with any tires that exceed the 10-tire allotment.  You may bring more tires if there are two occupants in your vehicle with PROOF of different residency.  Please do not take advantage of this.  

Please expect lines. There are NO appointments.  First come, first served. We will collect the first 1,200 tires that arrive.  With your permission, we can help unload tires from your vehicle.  

We are prepared and eager to make this a successful event and with your cooperation it can be.

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Connie Williams

It’s Mosquito Control Awareness Week and if you’re on the bike path this morning we’ll have insect repellent wipes to insure your walk/run/ride is enjoyed without the bites. ... See MoreSee Less

June 23rd, 9:56 am
It’s Mosquito Control Awareness Week and if you’re on the bike path this morning we’ll have insect repellent wipes to insure your walk/run/ride is enjoyed without the bites.Image attachment
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Articles & Updates

Educating the public about the life-cycle of mosquitoes and the role they play as potential vectors is a critical component of how we protect our residents. Often times, mosquito breeding sites are cryptic and difficult to spot, even by seasoned professionals. When equipped with the right information, residents become great assets in helping to manage mosquito populations within their own communities by eliminating breeding sites and educating their neighbors.

Homeowner Tips

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Mosquito control can often be a community effort. Residents are encouraged to look after their own property and remove standing water, especially after a rain event. The best way to eliminate mosquitoes is to get rid of their breeding habitats.

COVID-19 Response

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