The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes to occur in traps in Lincolnwood and Winnetka this year.
While the risk of being infected with the West Nile virus is low at this time, the NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: using insect repellent, wearing loose-fitting clothing, and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked.
Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.
For more information, please visit the NSMAD website below https://www.nsmad.com/.