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: www.glacvcd.org. “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

Health officials report increases in mosquitoes and West Nile Virus risk

Los Angeles County, Calif. — In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone. Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within its jurisdiction. As … Read More

Residents Urged to Take Precautions Over July 4th Holiday as More WNV Activity Detected

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) received confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) in four additional mosquito samples and two dead birds collected in multiple jurisdictions in Whittier (90603), La Mirada (90638), Artesia (90701), Winnetka (91306), West Hills (91307), and Toluca Lake (91602). Residents planning to spend time outdoors during the 4thof July holiday are reminded of … Read More

Record Rainfalls and Warm Temperatures Could Mean an Explosion of Mosquitoes

Press release by Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). Source National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians to Protect Themselves SACRAMENTO, June 22, 2017 – While California’s wettest winter in 122 years ended the state’s historic drought, the surge in rainfall could contribute to another threat: an active mosquito season with the potential for increased … Read More