Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito) Now Found in Los Angeles County

October 15, 2014 Los Angeles County, Calif. — The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) and San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) are urging residents to keep a close eye out for small, black-and-white striped mosquitoes that are invasive to California and considered major vectors of public health concern in their native countries. On October … Read More

West Nile Virus Update: Threat Still Active and Widespread

September 26, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – West Nile virus continues to be active in Los Angeles County. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) closely monitors WNV activity in mosquitoes, wild birds, and sentinel chickens which helps identify areas of concern and provide warnings to area residents. As the summer progresses, these WNV surveillance indicators continue … Read More

Long Beach Residents Urged to Take Action Against West Nile Virus

September 24, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The continued threat of West Nile virus (WNV) in Long Beach prompted the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) to remind residents to take the necessary precautions against mosquitoes and to report any issues to vector control. According to the City of Long Beach Health Department, there have been a … Read More

San Fernando Valley Residents Urged to Take Action Against West Nile Virus

September 24, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The continued threat of West Nile virus (WNV) in San Fernando Valley prompted the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) to remind residents to take the necessary precautions against mosquitoes and to report any issues to vector control. GLACVCD conducts disease surveillance and controls mosquito populations in the region. The … Read More

West Nile Virus Activity Continues to Increase Throughout LA County

September 19, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to remind residents that the threat of West Nile virus (WNV) is still widespread in Los Angeles County. This week, GLACVCD confirmed WNV-positive test results for 31 mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus. “The fact that mosquitoes are still active … Read More

‘Aussie Mozzie’ Discovered in Los Angeles County

September 15, 2014 Two Los Angeles County vector control districts are urging residents to continue reporting daytime biting mosquitoes after discovering a new species of mosquito in Monterey Park and Montebello. During an expanded search this summer for the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, staff from the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) and the Greater Los Angeles … Read More

West Nile Virus Still Active Despite End of Summer Months

September 12, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to remind residents that the threat of West Nile virus (WNV) is still widespread in Los Angeles County. This week, GLACVCD confirmed WNV-positive test results for 21 mosquito samples and seven sentinel chickens that tested positive for West Nile virus. “As long as … Read More

Three Back-to-School Tips to Stay Safe from West Nile Virus

September 5, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. — The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District (GLACVCD) welcomes all students back to school and wish to remind them and their families that the threat of West Nile virus is still widespread in Los Angeles County. This week, GLACVCD confirmed WNV-positive test results for 29 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile … Read More

Don’t Let West Nile Virus Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend

August 29, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – This holiday weekend may signal the traditional ‘end of the summer,’ but not for mosquitoes. Local mosquitoes, wild birds, and sentinel chicken flocks continue to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health yesterday reported 8 additional human cases and one … Read More

West Nile Virus Activity Increasing: Conserve Water to Reduce Runoff and Mosquitoes

August 22, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – As Los Angeles County struggles in drought conditions, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to conserve water around their homes to eliminate runoff – which can help reduce mosquito breeding and West Nile virus activity. “Thousands of mosquitoes can thrive in clogged gutters and storm drains from … Read More