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

Visiting Mexico or Latin America? Here’s something you need to know.

Anyone who travels outside of California to Mexico or other Latin American countries should take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Here's the press release from the California Department of Public Health (link to full release): California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America, where there ... Read More

West Nile Virus Activity Widespread Despite Autumn Season

Unusual weather and rain in October fueling increased virus activity in Los Angeles County communities 11/13/15 Los Angeles County, Calif. – Late autumn may not seem like a time mosquitoes are active, but in Southern California, when there is frequently warm weather, they are still public health threats. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) urges residents to ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 10/2/15

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Fourteen mosquito samples, one American crow, and 11 chickens tested positive this week.  WNV activity is widespread and encourage residents throughout the southland to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Year to-date, GLACVCD has confirmed West Nile virus activity in: 58 ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 9/25/15

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Fourteen mosquito samples, one American crow, and 11 chickens tested positive this week.  WNV activity is widespread and encourage residents throughout the southland to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Year to-date, GLACVCD has confirmed West Nile virus activity in: 56 ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 9/18/15

West Nile virus activity is still hot during these last summer months. We urge you to remain vigilant and keep mosquitoes out of your yard and protect yourself from mosquito bites. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Carson Year to-date, GLACVCD has ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 9/11/15

West Nile virus continues to be active! Most WNV cases occur during these hot summer months. We urge you to remain vigilant and keep mosquitoes out of your yard and protect yourself from mosquito bites. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 9/4/15

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Athens Village East Los Angeles El Sereno Year to-date, GLACVCD has confirmed West Nile virus activity in: 49 cities/communities 105 mosquito samples 5 dead birds 4 sentinel chickens Please visit our West Nile virus statistics page ... Read More

West Nile Virus Weekly Update: 8/28/15

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Avocado Heights Bell Hacienda Heights La Crescenta Lynwood Panorama City Reseda South El Monte Van Nuys Year to-date, GLACVCD has confirmed West Nile virus activity in: 46 cities/communities 85 mosquito samples 5 dead birds … Read More