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The Whats and Whys of Mosquito Abatement Districts

Do you know your Mosquito Abatement District? MPAC’s Ruth Kerzee sheds light on these mysterious, quasi-governmental agencies When I was a kid, oh those many years ago, mosquito bites were a part and parcel of summer. No one seemed to give a hoot about them except for those unattractive, red itchy bites that sometimes kept

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Zika and Panic: Beware the Scare

Zika Virus dominates the news cycles these days, but how does this mosquito-borne illness impact us in the Midwest? MPAC’s Executive Director Ruth Kerzee informs you for Mosquito Control Awareness Week. As we move into the dog days of summer, all of us have a lot of outdoor celebrating and vacationing to look forward to-the 4th

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Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Summer is here, and with it comes mosquitoes. Besides their annoying bites, mosquitoes are the main carriers of diseases such as West Nile Virus. Their peak breeding season is during the summer months when mosquitoes can take advantage of the heat and standing water leftover from spring and summer rains. While the City of Chicago takes

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