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HOURS
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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It's National Mosquito Control Awareness Week and we are preparing for our largest habitat source reduction event of the year- the annual Tire Drive.

We will be collecting used passenger tires on Thursday 6/20 from 8am-12pm. Help us by bringing any used/discarded tires not on a rim to 3755 Cundiff Rd. Decatur, IL. To date, this event has removed over 2,000 used tires and standing water sources from Macon County.
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June 17th, 9:38 am
Its National Mosquito Control Awareness Week and we are preparing for our largest habitat source reduction event of the year- the annual Tire Drive.  

We will be collecting used passenger tires on Thursday 6/20 from 8am-12pm.  Help us by bringing any used/discarded tires not on a rim to 3755 Cundiff Rd. Decatur, IL.  To date, this event has removed over 2,000 used tires and standing water sources from Macon County.Image attachment

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How many tires are the max?

Is there a limit of how many you can bring? Or how many times?

Thanks!

Our 3rd Annual Tire Drive will be held on Thursday June 20th from 8am-12pm at the former office located at 3755 Cundiff Rd. We have removed over 2,000 mosquito breeding habitats in the form of used/discarded tires the past two years and hope to collect another 1,000 tires this year!

This event is open to all Macon County residents. The first 1,000 tires collected will be accepted in a first come, first served method. We hope to see you there!
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June 13th, 12:09 pm

Our 3rd Annual Tire Drive will be held on Thursday June 20th from 8am-12pm at the former office located at 3755 Cundiff Rd. We have removed over 2,000 mosquito breeding habitats in the form of used/discarded tires the past two years and hope to collect another 1,000 tires this year!

This event is open to all Macon County residents. The first 1,000 tires collected will be accepted in a first come, first served method. We hope to see you there!
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May 15th, 1:51 pm
Our 3rd Annual Tire Drive will be held on Thursday June 20th from 8am-12pm at the former office located at 3755 Cundiff Rd. We have removed over 2,000 mosquito breeding habitats in the form of used/discarded tires the past two years and hope to collect another 1,000 tires this year! 

This event is open to all Macon County residents.  The first 1,000 tires collected will be accepted in a first come, first served method.  We hope to see you there!

If buffalo gnats showed up uninvited to your Mother’s Day cookout, you’re not alone. These swarming pests appear in late spring and early summer. Females bite because they feed on blood to produce their eggs. The bites can produce itching, bleeding and swelling as well as allergic reactions that can be life-threatening.

The flies are attracted to the carbon dioxide exhaled by people and animals, and also to perspiration, fragrances and dark, moving objects. They are most active just after sunrise and before sunset on calm days.

So what can you do? Not much. Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a hat with netting. Large fans can also help deter flies. Suggested “home remedy” repellents, such as vanilla extract, have not been scientifically proven effective. DEET-containing repellents that deter mosquitoes are much less effective at repelling black flies and have even been reported to attract the flies.

Thanks to our partners at Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for sharing this information.
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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

Alerts, Articles, Prevention|

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

Alerts, Articles, News|

Macon Mosquito Abatement District's COVID-19 Response We at the Macon Mosquito Abatement District would like to express our continued commitment to the health and safety of both our residents and our employees. With that in mind we would like to

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