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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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Everyone loves the neighbor with the pool……….Until, swim season ends and mosquitoes take over!

Overall, our mosquito surveillance systems have shown a gradual decline in the number of mosquitoes trapped per night. (Typical this time of year) However, we have had some residents call concerned about the abundance of mosquitoes in their backyard. These two phenomena aren’t congruent.

Without any significant rains recently, natural sources for mosquito production are limited. If your backyard has been inundated with mosquitos a likely cause could be the neighborhood SWIMMING POOL. With no chemicals or filtration these vessels can quickly turn into mosquito central.

Please remember to shut down your pools properly this fall. If your pool will remain up and filled with water, a good cover can make a huge difference both in helping to reopen it next summer and to keep those mosquitoes away. A poorly closed pool can produce mosquitos now as well as jump start the season in your neighborhood next summer.

Got a suspicious pool in your neighborhood? Give us a call!
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Everyone loves the neighbor with the pool……….Until, swim season ends and mosquitoes take over!

Overall, our mosquito surveillance systems have shown a gradual decline in the number of mosquitoes trapped per night. (Typical this time of year) However, we have had some residents call concerned about the abundance of mosquitoes in their backyard. These two phenomena aren’t congruent. 

Without any significant rains recently, natural sources for mosquito production are limited. If your backyard has been inundated with mosquitos a likely cause could be the neighborhood SWIMMING POOL. With no chemicals or filtration these vessels can quickly turn into mosquito central. 

Please remember to shut down your pools properly this fall. If your pool will remain up and filled with water, a good cover can make a huge difference both in helping to reopen it next summer and to keep those mosquitoes away. A poorly closed pool can produce mosquitos now as well as jump start the season in your neighborhood next summer. 

Got a suspicious pool in your neighborhood? Give us a call!
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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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