LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 13 this year. The new positive samples were collected from six new areas: Winnetka, West Hills, Canoga … Read More
Published by: Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses SACRAMENTO – April 17, 2019 – After the significant rainfall we received this winter, mosquito experts throughout the state stress the need for Californians to dump and drain all standing water. According to the California Department of Water Resources, parts of … Read More
Act now to prevent mosquitoes and disease risks as temperatures warm LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2019) –Record rainfall provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California but created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards. Vector control officials are advising that Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small containers that have … Read More
The District is already starting to see high mosquito populations. What this tells us is that there is plenty of standing water in our neighborhoods. We are checking and managing water in your gutters, washes/drains, along the rivers and creeks, and in other public areas, but where we have difficulty… is in your neighborhoods. Many of you know that water-filled … Read More
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re thankful to all of our wonderful residents who have been Tip ‘n Tossing stagnant water from around their home. As we head into a hot weekend, continue removing the water sources mosquitoes use to lay their eggs. In the meantime, enjoy our latest Velma the Vector video – Thanksgiving edition!
The weather is cooler and that means it’s the perfect time to tip and toss stagnant water! Doing this now will prevent mosquitoes from infesting yards and patios later, when the temperatures warm.
Have you checked the West Nile virus human case counts on the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health’s website recently? Or how about the number of mosquito samples we’ve collected that have turned up West Nile virus positive? All signs currently point to an active West Nile virus (WNV) year…and it’s not over. Mosquitoes can stay active in … Read More
While we trap for mosquitoes, control for mosquitoes, and remove standing water sources as much as possible, we still need people’s help to reduce the risk in their own yards. The summer heat plays a role in increasing the spread of West Nile virus. Take care of yourself. Take care of your families. Spend just 10 minutes each week dumping … Read More