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

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