Vector Control Identifies Hotspots with High Mosquito Disease Threats

At the beginning of every year, the Community Affairs department in GLACVCD identifies key hotspots that have historically higher-than-average virus and mosquito activity. Combined with other data, the final report allows outreach activities to preemptively engage with residents before mosquito and virus activities peak.

It is important to note that this list will constantly change throughout the year as vector control continues to conduct surveillance of diseases and control of mosquito populations. This initial report¬†objectively identifies where its resources are needed most within GLACVCD’s jurisdiction.

Tier 1 communities are those that experienced higher-than-average virus activity as well as being in/near an Aedes infestation zone.

  • La Mirada
  • San Fernando
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • South El Monte
  • Valley Village
  • Whittier

Tier 2 communities are those that only experienced higher-than-average virus activity.

  • Burbank
  • Canoga Park
  • Cerritos
  • Encino
  • Lakewood
  • Mission Hills
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • Northridge
  • Panorama City
  • Porter Ranch
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Studio City
  • Van Nuys

If your city is not listed, it doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. West Nile virus is endemic to Southern California, which means it will pop up every year in nearly every single neighborhood.

Bottom line: Keep eliminating standing water water sources around the home. We need your help!