New Mascot Unveiled to Increase Public Awareness about Invasive Mosquitoes

New Mascot Unveiled -PDF Santa Fe Springs, CA.  The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) joins other public health agencies statewide for California Mosquito Awareness Week, from April 19th through the 25th. While COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitoes, the increased attention on public health is an excellent reminder that there are many ways for residents to protect … Read More

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Takes Precautions to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

GLACVCD-COVID19 Response – 031720 LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2020) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) is taking proactive measures to protect its staff and residents by heeding the call to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Starting Tuesday, March 17th, the District will close its facilities to the public as a precautionary measure to … Read More

West Nile virus activity continues into late Fall

WNV Update – 11/8/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed six additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 62 this year. This is the first positive sample of the … Read More

West Nile virus activity continues in Los Angeles County

WNV Update – 10/03/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 51 this year. This is the first positive sample of … Read More

West Nile virus activity continues into Fall

WNV Update – 09/27/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (September 27, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed one (1) mosquito sample positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 40 this year. The positive sample was collected from Studio … Read More

11 additional mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 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 39 this year. Positive samples were collected in six new areas: Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Los Feliz, … Read More

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Boyle Heights and Whittier

LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed three 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 28 this year. Positive samples were collected in two new areas: Boyle Heights and Whittier. City/Community Date … Read More

West Nile Virus Increases in Late Summer

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 10 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 25 this year. Positive samples were collected in four new areas: Montebello, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier … Read More

Stay Safe from Mosquitoes this Labor Day Weekend

Additional West Nile virus activity confirmed LOS ANGELES (August 30, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) reminds residents to take a few simple steps to prevent mosquito bites this holiday weekend. Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been collected from 13 cities in the District so far in 2019. The new positive samples were … Read More

Truck-mounted Mosquito Control Applications Scheduled in Watts

LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) is reporting an elevated level of invasive Aedes mosquito activity in the neighborhood of Watts. A truck-mounted mosquito control application is scheduled for August 29th from 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM in order to decrease the adult mosquito population and lower the risk … Read More