Invasive mosquitoes are in Silver Lake. Here’s What You Can Do About It

A special post in paternership with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

April 2016

Autumn 2015 marks the first time our agency confirmed Aedes mosquitoes in Silver Lake. And just last month, we found them again around people’s homes.

Aedes mosquitoes are invasive to the area and are excellent vectors (transmitters) of diseases such as Zika and dengue viruses. The health department has not confirmed any outbreaks of these diseases, so we still have a chance to reduce the risk of an outbreak in our community.

Our staff have been out helping many residents, but we cannot be in everyone’s yards all the time to monitor water sources.

There are ways you can join your neighbors to fighting this infestation.

Now you know this is a problem and it affects everyone: Renters, property owners, businesses and visitors. Get to know how to find these Aedes mosquitoes and get rid of them before they infest where you live, work, and play.

Let’s Fight Back

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