Health officials report increases in mosquitoes and West Nile Virus risk

Los Angeles County, Calif. — In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone. Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within its jurisdiction. As … Read More

Residents Urged to Take Precautions Over July 4th Holiday as More WNV Activity Detected

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) received confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) in four additional mosquito samples and two dead birds collected in multiple jurisdictions in Whittier (90603), La Mirada (90638), Artesia (90701), Winnetka (91306), West Hills (91307), and Toluca Lake (91602). Residents planning to spend time outdoors during the 4thof July holiday are reminded of … Read More

Record Rainfalls and Warm Temperatures Could Mean an Explosion of Mosquitoes

Press release by Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). Source National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians to Protect Themselves SACRAMENTO, June 22, 2017 – While California’s wettest winter in 122 years ended the state’s historic drought, the surge in rainfall could contribute to another threat: an active mosquito season with the potential for increased … Read More

Warming Temperatures Bring West Nile Virus Risks

Warm weather is here, bringing with it outdoor fun and, unfortunately, mosquitoes and disease risks. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected in the city of Long Beach (90808 zip code), and urges residents to take precautions against mosquito bites when spending time outdoors. This confirmation serves … Read More

Californians Urged to Remove Standing Water to Reduce Mosquitoes

This is a message from the California Department of Public Health on 5/15/17 Californians Urged to Remove Standing Water to Reduce Mosquitoes Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Sites Can Help Prevent Zika, West Nile SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges all Californians to eliminate standing water around their homes and businesses to help reduce mosquito populations in an … Read More

Keep Zika Out: L.A. County Public Health Agencies to Hold Preparedness Exercise

WHAT Trained staff will conduct a “boots on the ground” exercise to alert residents about the Aedes mosquitoes that can transmit Zika virus. Teams will conduct a door-to-door campaign in an El Monte neighborhood – one of many neighborhoods in the Los Angeles County with the Aedes mosquitoes. WHO • Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (www.glacvcd.org) • San … Read More

L.A. County Zika Preparedness: Public Health Agencies to Train Cities, Community Leaders before Summer Brings More Mosquitoes, Viral Threats

While agencies prepare, public should do its part to reduce disease risks and mosquito issues April 17, 2017 LOS ANGELES – Before summer arrives, community leaders and elected officials will gain an upper hand against the Zika threat and the mosquitoes that can transmit the virus. Vector control districts and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will … Read More

Vector Control: Be Prepared for a Buggy Spring

Winter storms provided environments conducive to many insects, including mosquitoes Los Angeles County, Calif. – Recent storms followed by warm temperatures provided the perfect opportunity for many insects to emerge throughout Los Angeles County, which is causing many residents to worry about a surge of mosquitoes. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is informing residents that many … Read More

Post-rain L.A.: Now is the Time to Remove Standing Water, Manage Rain Barrels

Acting now can prevent an increase in mosquitoes and disease risks when temperatures warmLos Angeles County, Calif. – While recent storms provided some relief to drought-thirsty Southern California, the water left behind in people’s yards may provide havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes. Vector control officials are advising Los Angeles County residents to take extra precautions with rain barrels and other containers ... Read More

CA State: Travelers to Latin America Urged to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika

11/14/16 Press Release Link California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned holiday travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Latin America. Many areas of Mexico are now experiencing transmission of the Zika virus, particularly popular tourist destinations, including Cancun, Acapulco, … Read More