Vector Control Confirms Additional Virus Activity

LOS ANGELES – 7/18/2016 – This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional West Nile Virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Chatsworth Los Feliz Montebello Panorama City Reseda Sherman Oaks Van Nuys Woodland Hills See ALL cities with confirmed West Nile Virus “Mosquitoes and West Nile virus go hand-in-hand with the hot weather we’re experiencing,” … Read More

Nextdoor and Vector Control Partner to Protect Public Health

Residents urged to stay informed amid additional virus activity confirmations LOS ANGELES, Calif. – JULY 11, 2016 – Today, officials at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) announce a partnership with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. GLACVCD will utilize this partnership to warn Los Angeles County residents that West Nile virus activity has already reached … Read More

West Nile Virus Continues to Heat Up in LA County

LOS ANGELES – 7/5/2016 – Officials from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) recommends residents keep insect repellent nearby as the season progresses. This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional West Nile Virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Burbank Canyon Country Cerritos Eagle Rock La Mirada North Hills North Hollywood Santa Fe … Read More

Stay Free From Mosquitoes This Independence Day Weekend

6/27/2016 Los Angeles County, Calif. –  While hundreds of families are firing up their grills this weekend, the heat of summer continues to flame West Nile virus activity. This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed additional West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Porter Ranch, San Fernando and Valley Village. See the Stats: West Nile Virus … Read More

With Zika Taking Center Stage, We Can’t Forget About West Nile Virus

National Mosquito Control and Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians Press release from Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2016 – By now we are all very aware of the Zika virus that has continued to make headlines in the United States over the past several months. With much of the attention on Zika, it is … Read More

Weekly WNV and Invasive Aedes Mosquito Update 6/20/16

Los Angeles, Calif. –  The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) cautions Santa Clarita Valley residents to take extra precautions against West Nile virus (WNV) now to reduce the threat as the summer progresses. Early-season indications predict the Valley may see increased activity this year. This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional WNV-positive mosquito samples from Granada Hills and … Read More

Weekly WNV and Invasive Aedes Mosquito Update 6/10/16

Los Angeles, Calif. – West Nile virus activity is heating up earlier this year, compared to the same period in 2015, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD). This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional West Nile virus (WNV) positive samples in Valley Glen and Santa Clarita. GLACVCD confirmed one WNV positive mosquito collected from a vector … Read More

West Nile Virus & Invasive Aedes Update

Los Angeles, Calif. –  As the summer temperatures heat up, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) wants to make sure residents stay safe from mosquito bites. West Nile virus replicates and spreads faster in hotter temperatures. The District expects to continue identifying increasing activity throughout the County as summer progresses and temperatures rise. During the past week, … Read More

Vector Control Urges Residents to Help Thwart Invasive Mosquitoes

The infestations of invasive mosquitoes increases viral threats, such as Zika and dengue fever, in Los Angeles County Los Angeles County, Calif. – Vector control officials are warning Los Angeles County residents about potentially dangerous, invasive mosquitoes that have spread rapidly in the past five years. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to take steps … Read More

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in LA County for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Los Angeles, Calif. —The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in Los Angeles County for 2016. The sample of mosquitoes was collected in a mosquito trap in Sun Valley (zip code 91352). The confirmation means that mosquito populations in Los Angeles … Read More