Buzzword Newsletter

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Student Poster Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jessy Lau from Diamond Bar GLACVCD and the Greater Los Angeles Mosquito and Vector Control Public Health and Educational Foundation would like to congratulate fifth grade student Jessy Lau from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Elementary School in Diamond Bar for being selected as the grand prize winner of this year’s Bite Back Against Mosquito Attacks Student Poster Contest. This … Read More

West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week

April 2011 Residents are reminded to prevent mosquito bites and breeding Warm temperatures provide the ideal climate for mosquito breeding. The month of May is heating up and mosquito breeding will continue to increase with the climate throughout the summer months. Coinciding with the arrival of mosquito season, the California State Legislature declared the week of April 24-30, 2011 as … Read More

VecMobile Visits the City of Montebello for the First Time

St. Benedict School Students Recognized The District welcomed special guests at its general board meeting on Thursday, March 10 in Santa Fe Springs. Fifth grade students Noah Carlin, Adrian Adame, Tony Wadzinski, Cesar Cisneros, and Brandon Lozano received special recognition before the District’s 35-member Board of Trustees. The five students were presented with awards and certificates for their essays demonstrating … Read More

GLACVCD Welcomes Public Health Officials (SEED)

District Seeks to Impact Vector Control Globally The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District enjoyed the Jan 2011 SEED Cohort First SEED Cohort extraordinary experience of hosting vector control education programs for 20 Latin American public health professionals at District headquarters in Santa Fe Springs from February 15 through March 2. Bilingual District staff members from each department shared … Read More

First Annual Poster Contest “Bite Back Against Mosquito Attacks!” Concludes

The Greater Los Angeles Mosquito and Vector Control Public Health and Educational Foundation and the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) wrapped up their first annual Bite Back Against Mosquito Attacks poster contest in April. In keeping with the mission of their elementary school educational programs, the agencies developed the contest to foster interest in public health and … Read More

Protect your Pets from the Western Treehole Mosquito

You may have noticed all the media coverage recently about the Aedes sierrensis mosquito, which is more commonly known as the Western Treehole Mosquito. This mosquito species can typically be found in California’s foothills and mountains, but a neighboring mosquito control district in San Gabriel Valley recently discovered heightened Western Treehole Mosquito numbers in their surveillance traps, triggering some concern … Read More

A Spotlight on The Greater Los Angeles Mosquito and Vector Control Public Health and Educational Foundation

A nonprofit organization, the Foundation was founded in March 2001 to advance the elementary education program of the Greater LA County Vector Control District. In April 2001, the District received an $80,000 “in-kind” donation of a 35-foot recreational vehicle which was custom designed and retrofitted into a mobile, science-education laboratory. The VecMobile, also known as the Mobile Education Unit (MEU), … Read More

2009 Season In Review

The District staff worked diligently throughout 2009 to protect Greater Los Angeles County residents from West Nile virus. Heading into the winter months, the District continues to find consistent West Nile virus activity. While regional mosquito seasons typically lasted from late April to early October in the past, warmer climate over the last several years has extended the duration of … Read More

An Important Message from the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC)

Mosquito control in California has been very successful at preventing major outbreaks of diseases for more than 60 years. These diseases, which include malaria, encephalitis and West Nile virus, have been effectively prevented because of the proactive measures performed by local special districts to reduce mosquito populations. However, a combination of economic adversity,regulatory changes and legal challenges will have a … Read More