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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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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 share some information related to mosquito or mosquito abatement and COVID-19. Firstly, we are maintaining social distancing protocols for our

Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Illinois

Articles, Education, Prevention, West Nile Virus|

Mosquitoes Transmit Diseases in Illinois The most immediate danger from mosquitoes in central Illinois is West Nile virus. It’s not just an inconvenience, it can be debilitating or fatal. West Nile virus (WNV) was first discovered in the United States in New York City during 1999. It has since spread south and west with confirmation in Central Illinois during

Importance of Mosquito Control

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Throughout history, no insect has been a more significant contributor to human disease, discomfort and death than the mosquito. Mosquitoes are a serious threat to human health and comfort ranging from the transmission of arboviruses, like West Nile virus, to the annoying biting of the floodwater mosquitoes. Mosquito control agencies provide early detection of disease threats to the public, in

Life Cycle of Mosquitoes

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Mosquito Breeding Life Cycle Over 40 different species of mosquito are found in Illinois. While each species has its own developmental habitat, all mosquitoes need water in which to pass their early life stages. Some mosquitoes lay their eggs directly on the surface of water. Other mosquitoes lay their eggs in areas that will eventually fill with water. Once eggs

Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes

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Keep yourself and your environment safe from mosquitoes with the 3 D's DRAIN Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that residents can help eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Look around each week for possible mosquito breeding sites. Clean roof gutters of leaves and seeds. Drill holes in recycle bins

West Nile Virus Alert

Alerts, West Nile Virus|

West Nile virus found in batch of mosquitoes in northern Illinois. While MMAD has not found a positive batch in our district to date, residents should still take precautions while outdoors. Recent rains should make it easier to identify sources of standing water in your back yards- remember to drain those sources to limit breeding habitats. In addition, if

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