On the heels of news that Asian tiger mosquitoes were confirmed in Silver Lake and Elysian Valley neighborhoods, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced Tuesday he will host a public meeting aimed at arming residents with information on how to protect their families and homes from the potentially harmful insects.
The community meeting will be held on Monday, November 2, 6pm, at Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, 90027.
Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVC) recently confirmed the existence of Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in the Silver Lake and Elysian Valley neighborhoods. The tiger mosquitoes have the potential to transmit exotic diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, and are considered major nuisances since they readily bite during the day and can affect many activities.
“I want to make sure the City is taking the proper steps to maintain the health and public safety of all Angelenos,” said O’Farrell. “We want to keep the mosquito population under control, which will require every resident to check their property for standing water and other places the insects find attractive.”
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