City is in for a ‘skeeters spraying Tuesday


Practically all of Evanston that lies south of Central Street, west of Sheridan Road, and north of Howard Street is scheduled for targeted adult mosquito control operations tomorrow night, from 8 p.m.  until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

It’s all part of the taxes residents pay to the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD).

Mosquitoes containing the virus for West Nile disease have already turned up this year in Evanston and neighboring North Shore communities.

The Zika virus, however, that could seriously affect new-born babies, has only shown up in this country in the Miami Beach area of South Florida, but officials of NSMAD say they are constantly on the alert for possible cases in this area.

Therefore, they advise local residents to get rid of any standing water on their property that could serve as a breeding ground for the biting bugs.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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