Yellow Fever Mosquitoes in Montebello: What You Need to Know

November 2015

Thank you to everyone in Montebello who are eliminating standing water from around their home. This means less water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs!

But the fight isn’t over. Our specialists recently found the invasive Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) in Montebllo. While we’re searching people’s properties, we cannot be in everyone’s yards; We need your help!

How Do I Know If They’re Near Me?

Currently, the yellow fever mosquitoes are not only in Montebello and in multiple cities throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Residents have reported:

  • Black-and-white mosquitoes biting them and children indoors and outdoors. That’s right, these mosquitoes can thrive inside our homes where we eat and sleep.
  • Mosquitoes biting during the daytime. This is unusual because the mosquitoes we’re used to bite during dusk and dawn.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself and the Ones I Love?

Luckily, there is a lot you can do to prevent these mosquitoes from turning your home into a mosquito farm:

1. Toss out any standing water from all containers around and inside the home. Do not keep plant cuttings in vases or buckets where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Plant them in soil instead.

HandGestures_dumpwater2. Use insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes are present. Retail drug, hardware, and sporting goods stores sell mosquito repellents.

HandGestures_insectrepellent3. Report any mosquito biting to us! It’s at no extra cost to our residents and you can remain anonymous. If you’re renting, inform the property owner to contact us, or call us directly. We need to make sure everyone stays safe!

Se habla Español. Submit a Service Request at 562-944-9656 or online at www.ReportMosquitoes.org

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