The Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District is a separate governmental entity from the Village with its own governing body appointed by the Lake County Board. It provides services to over 13,000 residents in its 6.25 square mile jurisdiction that includes Lake Bluff; portions of Green Oaks and North Chicago; and the unincorporated communities of Knollwood and Abbott Park.

Governing Body Members

  • Mary Gram
    Term Expires December 10, 2018
  • Robert Hance
    Term Expires December 13, 2021
  • Christine Letchinger
    Term Expires December 10, 2018
  • Kate Grubbs O'Connor
    Term Expires December 10, 2018
  • James F. Sullivan
    Term Expires December 13, 2021

The district contracts with Clarke, of St. Charles, Ill., to provide mosquito control throughout the district. Their services include:

  • Surveillance and Testing: Clarke monitors mosquito breeding habitats within the district and places traps to monitor mosquito populations, including for the presence of West Nile Virus.
  • Larval Control: Clarke uses Natular larvicide in breeding habits such as storm drains and retention ponds. The larvacide prevents mosquito larvae from maturing into adults. Natular is considered a Reduced Risk larvicide by the U.S. EPA, and is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute.
  • Adult Control: Clarke uses Merus adulticide sprayed after sunset to reduce adult mosquito populations. Merus is USDA certified for use in and around organic farms and gardens.
  • Mosquito Hotline: Residents of the District should call (800) 942-2555 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions, concerns, or reports of standing water lasting longer than three days.

Clarke's services within the District are performed in accordance with CDC guidelines and use products registered with the U.S. EPA. Clarke's technicians use bikes, electric carts, and electric sprayers to reduce the environmental impact of their services.