Macon Mosquito Abatement District
We are a local government agency formed under the Mosquito Abatement Act of the State of Illinois. The Macon Mosquito Abatement District is a property-tax supported special district formed to suppress populations of mosquitoes and decrease the probability of mosquito-borne illness.
Our program implements routine surveillance and larvicide control of mosquito sources, supported by historical data and ongoing inspection of the District. Pre-treatment and post-treatment inspections are conducted to assess the control provided by the biorational larvicides (or biologically specific larvicides) are used.
News & Updates from Macon County Mosquito Abatement District
Wednesday September 9th, 2020
State of Illinois announces first human case of West Nile virus this year in DuPage County.
To date, MMAD has tested 319 mosquito samples with 4 positive test results. While risk of transmission of WNV from mosquito to humans is low in our area, we ask that residents be proactive and wear insect repellent when outdoors.
In addition, prior to recent rains over the last couple of days, many of our regular larval habitats have been dry- but we have witnessed an increase in mosquito activity. Typically this translates to cryptic breeding sources such as buckets, unkept swimming pools and ornamental ponds producing mosquitoes. We ask that residents take inventory of their own backyards to ensure that objects holding water are discarded or turned over. To report unkept pools or standing water in your neighborhood give us a call at: 217-875-2722 ... See MoreSee Less