South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District
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Douglas Wright

Douglas Wright, General Manager




THE SOUTH COOK COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT

15500 DIXIE HIGHWAY, (P.O. BOX 1030), HARVEY, ILLINOIS 60426-7030


 PHONE: 708-333-4120                                            FAX: 708-333-0306
EMAIL: sccmad@sbcglobal.net                            WEBSITE: www.sccmad.com

BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                                   GENERAL MANAGER
CHARLES GIVINES, President, Harvey                                  Douglas Wright
PATRICK McCOOL, Vice President/Treasurer, Chicago
NICK MALONI, Secretary, Chicago Heights                            Board Attorney
                                                                                        Lauren Plahm-Dutch
                                   

 

Message from the Manager’s Desk

         A wet and cool spring started the 2015 mosquito season, as it did in 2014. The extremely wet season with over 7 inches above average rainfall caused a persistent hatching and re-hatching of floodwater mosquitoes which created numerous complaints District wide. Continues spraying and respraying of these areas were done by field personnel all season long. A total of 349 mosquito pools were tested with the RAMP system. Twenty-nine of these pools (8.31%) were positive for West Nile Virus from 14 locations.

         The South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District continued a high level of surveillance for the presence of mosquito-borne diseases, and maintained a close liaison with the Illinois and Cook County Departments of Public Health, and local Public Works and Health agencies in an effort to prevent these diseases.

         We are consistently stressing the importance of having a good to excellent survey and surveillance on all mosquitoes in our District and using larviciding as our primary control method to accomplish our goal.



Announcement

         It is important that residents and businesses eliminate stagnant water on their properties. To avoid mosquito bites and prevent West Nile Virus disease, these precautions are recommended:

  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.
  • When outdoors at this time, use mosquito repellent.
  • Change water in bird baths and wading pools daily.
  • Eliminate water in flowerpots, children toys, old tires and any other receptacles.
  • Clear gutters and down spouts so water does not sit in them.
  • Report catch basin or standing water on you property to SCCMAD.
  • Un-maintained swimming pools may produce thousands of mosquitoes. Report these instances to your City Hall or SCCMAD.

Douglas Wright, General Manager
South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District



   
Main Office:15500 Dixie Highway
Harvey, Il. 60426
Office phone: 708-333-4120
Office fax: 708-333-0306

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