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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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February 21st, 8:31 am

Get a jumpstart on your summer job search and inquire today about what it takes to be a seasonal field technician or lab assistant at the MMAD.

Hourly pay above minimum wage! 4-day work week/3-day weekends!
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January 12th, 12:21 pm
Get a jumpstart on your summer job search and inquire today about what it takes to be a seasonal field technician or lab assistant at the MMAD.  

Hourly pay above minimum wage! 4-day work week/3-day weekends!

Due to elevated levels of West Nile Virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, adult mosquito control operations are planned for tonight, Wednesday, August 23rd, between the hours of 8:15PM and midnight (weather permitting) for all areas within the neighborhoods of:

Near Westend/Lincoln Park south of Decatur St., between Fairview Ave. and Main.

Mueller Park/Lyons Park areas. South of E. Wood St., between 22nd St. and S. MLK Jr. Dr.

Torrence Park/Grand Park/Faries Parkway
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August 23rd, 1:56 pm
Due to elevated levels of West Nile Virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, adult mosquito control operations are planned for tonight, Wednesday, August 23rd, between the hours of 8:15PM and midnight (weather permitting) for all areas within the neighborhoods of:

Near Westend/Lincoln Park south of Decatur St., between Fairview Ave. and Main.  

Mueller Park/Lyons Park areas. South of E. Wood St., between 22nd St. and S. MLK Jr. Dr.  

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Due to elevated levels of West Nile Virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, adult mosquito control operations are planned for tonight, Tuesday, August 22nd, between the hours of 8:15PM and midnight (weather permitting) for all areas within the neighborhoods of:

West End/Kiwanis Park between Fairview Ave. and Wyckles Rd. /Sunset and Rt. 36

West Side/Sunnyside Park between West Main St. and Wilcox addition.
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August 22nd, 2:52 pm

While there are no official reports of human West Nile virus infection in Illinois, there are 40 counties reporting positive mosquitos including Macon County. We continue to closely monitor WNV through routine surveillance and testing.

It's imperative that residents continue to do their part by removing standing water on their properties to help reduce mosquito populations and limit the chance for West Nile infection.Cases of West Nile virus are rising across the country. The risk for disease continues until after the first local frost.

West Nile virus is spread by the bite of a mosquito. You can prevent bites by:

✔️ Using an EPA – registered insect repellent
✔️ Wearing loose, long-sleeved clothing

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August 17th, 2:22 pm
While there are no official reports of human West Nile virus infection in Illinois, there are 40 counties reporting positive mosquitos including Macon County.  We continue to closely monitor WNV through routine surveillance and testing. 

Its imperative that residents continue to do their part by removing standing water on their properties to help reduce mosquito populations and limit the chance for West Nile infection.
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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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