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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.

Report Standing Water or Dead Birds

Recent News

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IDPH is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus in Cook County. However, the MMAD has had mosquitoes trapped within our District test positive this summer. While the risk of infection currently remains low, it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites while outdoors.

In addition, recent rains have caused flooding throughout our District which will no doubt cause mosquito populations to rise. It is important to rid standing water sources over the next few days before adult mosquitoes are able to emerge. Man-made habitats such as unkept/unused swimming pools, bird baths, ornamental ponds or other vessel containing water are often overlooked but are leading contributors to an increase in mosquito populations- especially in dense residential communities.

You can report any standing water in your neighborhood that lasts for 3-4 days to the MMAD by calling 217-875-2722.📰 IDPH Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois of 2024

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July 17th, 2:24 pm
IDPH is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus in Cook County.  However, the MMAD has had mosquitoes trapped within our District test positive this summer.  While the risk of infection currently remains low, it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites while outdoors.  

In addition, recent rains have caused flooding throughout our District which will no doubt cause mosquito populations to rise.  It is important to rid standing water sources over the next few days before adult mosquitoes are able to emerge.  Man-made habitats such as unkept/unused swimming pools, bird baths, ornamental ponds or other vessel containing water are often overlooked but are leading contributors to an increase in mosquito populations- especially in dense residential communities.  

You can report any standing water in your neighborhood that lasts for 3-4 days to the MMAD by calling 217-875-2722.

Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th.

Rain is in the forecast so be sure to dump any standing water and wear insect repellent while outdoors during peak mosquito activity from dusk to dawn.
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July 3rd, 4:58 pm
Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th.  

Rain is in the forecast so be sure to dump any standing water and wear insect repellent while outdoors during peak mosquito activity from dusk to dawn.

First WNV-Positive Mosquito Batch in Macon County

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) has received confirmation of the first mosquito batch testing positive for West Nile Virus. This batch was collected by the Macon Mosquito Abatement District (MMAD) from a gravid mosquito trap. Adult samples were RAMP (Rapid Analyte Measurement Platform) tested by the District. At the time of this release, there is not a positive human case in Macon County.

MMAD has tested 168 samples with 1 positive result. The risk of infection is currently low. However, due to the recent rainfall, it is likely there will be an increase in the mosquito population. Residents should check their property and drain/dump any standing water. It is important to continue to check your property to help reduce breeding sources as this will decrease the mosquito population long-term.

Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water, bare skin, and dark clothing. It is recommended to follow the four D’s to help keep mosquitoes away:

Drain: Empty standing water every 5-7 days including watering dishes, bird baths, kiddie pools, etc.

Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Defend: Properly apply an EPA-registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, oil of lemon-eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol or 2-undecanone. Oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol are not approved for use in children under the age of three. Insect repellents are not recommended for children younger than 2 months of age. Consult your physician before using repellents on young children or infants.

Dusk/Dawn: Avoid peak mosquito activity at dusk and dawn, when possible.

MMAD performs daily inspections within the district and continues to treat areas of standing water that contain mosquito larvae/pupae. MMAD staff are also looking for neglected pools, ornamental ponds, open containers and other areas that might be overlooked for mosquito breeding. If you are aware of an area that has standing water for three (3) or more days, please call MMAD at (217) 875-2722. If you are not in the MMAD district, they can refer you to the appropriate agency.

The MCHD also conducts surveillance of West Nile Virus in dead birds. Bird collections must be fully intact without decomposition or bugs. If you find a dead bird, please call the Health Department at (217) 423-6988 ext. 1134 to report it.
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June 27th, 2:22 pm

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June 20th, 8:11 am

Tire Recycling Event Today 8am-12pm.

Macon County residents can bring up to 10 rimless used tires to be recycled for FREE.
We will collect the first 1,000 tires brought to us.

Address: 3755 Cundiff Rd Decatur, IL 62526
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June 20th, 7:02 am
Tire Recycling Event Today 8am-12pm. 

Macon County residents can bring up to 10 rimless used tires to be recycled for FREE.
We will collect the first 1,000 tires brought to us. 

Address: 3755 Cundiff Rd Decatur, IL 62526
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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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