State Association Press Release: Record Amounts of Rain Coupled With Warming Temperatures Create Perfect Conditions for Mosquitoes

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

Weeks of Rain and Warming Temperatures Set Stage for Early Mosquito Season

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

WNV & Invasive Aedes Update (9/27/2018)

Los Angeles County, Calif. —   As we enter the cooler Fall months, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reminds residents that the mosquito season is not over yet. Ongoing mosquito activity continues to plague residents and brings the risk of additional WNV human infections. Read More…  

WNV Update (8.27.18): San Fernando Valley Residents Urged to Take Precautions

Los Angeles County, Calif. —   West Nile virus (WNV) activity continues to be detected in San Fernando Valley mosquitoes. Residents are urged to use EPA registered repellents when spending time outdoors in the early morning and evening hours to prevent mosquito bites and WNV illness.  Not all repellents are effective against mosquitoes. For a comprehensive look at repellents, please visit: … Read More

More San Fernando Valley Mosquitoes Test Positive for WNV

Los Angeles County, Calif. —   Ten additional samples of mosquitoes collected from six San Fernando Valley communities were confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes were collected from Encino, Northridge, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Sherman Oaks, and Van Nuys. A list of all positive samples to date can be found at: “We are beginning to see the anticipated … Read More

Additional West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in the San Fernando Valley

Two samples of mosquitoes collected from the San Fernando Valley communities of Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. Last week, the District reported the first positive mosquito sample of the year from Panorama City. While the District is happy that West Nile virus activity is off to a bit of a slow … Read More

First WNV Positive Mosquitoes Found – Panorama City

Los Angeles County, Calif. — The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a sample of mosquitoes collected from Panorama City (zip code 91402). This is the first confirmation of WNV activity in the District’s service area this year. While this is only the first confirmation, it should serve as a strong reminder … Read More

Operation TIP THIS HOUSE Preparedness Exercise

Vector Control staff will conduct a “boots on the ground” exercise in partnership with trained Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Public Health Emergency Volunteers (PHEV) to encourage residents to tip and toss stagnant water to deter invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Teams will conduct door-to-door yard inspections and mosquito control treatments (as needed) in a Santa Fe Springs neighborhood – one of … Read More

West Nile Virus Prevention Efforts Continue in San Fernando Valley

Neighborhood Door-to-Door Canvasing and Overnight Mosquito Treatment in Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area Los Angeles, Calif. — In response to elevated West Nile virus (WNV) risk in the San Fernando Valley, vector control will conduct an early morning treatment in Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area on Wednesday, September 27 between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. In addition, beginning Thursday, September 28, vector … Read More

West Nile Virus Risk Increases Despite Nearing End of Summer

Vector control to conduct door-to-door campaign in Glendale area Glendale, Calif. — Don’t put away the mosquito repellent just yet. Mosquitoes and West Nile virus (WNV) are still a big public health concern despite the official end of summer this week. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) will go door-to-door distributing educational materials on Wednesday, September 20, … Read More