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
Mosquitoes are known as being pesky and annoying. However, based on reports by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, those bloodsuckers can also be giving people West Nile virus. In their latest report on 8/18/17, there have been 27 human cases so far this year, with 23 of the people hospitalized. Here’s the “hidden” fact about West Nile: Only … Read More
Summer Water Conservation Tips to Fight the Bite This FREE event is for neighbors and families who conserve water, spend time outdoors gardening, or want to create a mosquito-free home this summer. Did you know the most dangerous creature on the planet lurks in your backyard? • Learn how to fight off mosquitoes and reduce the threat West Nile virus … Read More
A series of papers published about the spread of Zika virus shows startling information that confirms what many people have suspected: Aedes mosquitoes spread the Zika virus in Florida at least 3 times before it was finally detected. Up to 40 people may have contributed to the Florida Zika outbreaks. In areas such as Puerto Rico, the virus circulated about 5 months … Read More
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 … Read More
The California Dept. of Public Health provided some great tips last month for travelers visiting places that have active Zika transmission. Recently, Mexican officials confirmed a case of local transmission in Ensenada, Baja California, a coastal city in Mexico. In addition, more than 8,000 Zika cases have been reported throughout Mexico in the past two years. “Many Californians enjoy spending time in … Read More