Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Mosquito Abatement Bikers aka MAB

Thursday - Jul 08, 2010

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Assists with Mosquito Prevention and Abatement

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has teamed with the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and the Village of Savoy to help reduce mosquitoes in a very unique way, with Mosquito Abatement Bikers (MAB).

Mosquito Abatement Bikers ride a bicycle throughout Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy dispensing larvicide treatment in catch basins on city property. All MAB employees received bicycle safety training, pesticide training, and obtained an operator license through the Illinois Department of Agriculture before they started any applications. All larvicide and application equipment is carried in a backpack while the bikers travel along their assigned treatment routes. While in the community, Mosquito Abatement Bikers can also answer citizen's inquiries about the program and what they can do to reduce mosquitoes on their own property and what they can do to protect themselves.

Read the full press relase. (PDF)