West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County

PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2019 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County  This is the first positive West Nile virus mosquito pool within the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District service area. Los Angeles (July 19, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed a West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito … Read More

Outreach Assistant

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Operation “Tip This House” 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY May 15, 2019 Operation “Tip This House”: L.A. County Public Health Agencies to Hold Outbreak Preparedness Exercise Presence of Aedes mosquitoes increase risk of Zika virus and other diseases WHAT Vector Control staff will conduct an emergency response training exercise in partnership with trained Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Public Health Emergency Volunteers (PHEV) to encourage residents to … Read More

State Association Press Release: Record Amounts of Rain Coupled With Warming Temperatures Create Perfect Conditions for Mosquitoes

Published by: Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses SACRAMENTO – April 17, 2019 – After the significant rainfall we received this winter, mosquito experts throughout the state stress the need for Californians to dump and drain all standing water. According to the California Department of Water Resources, parts of … Read More

Weeks of Rain and Warming Temperatures Set Stage for Early Mosquito Season

Act now to prevent mosquitoes and disease risks as temperatures warm   LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2019) –Record rainfall provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California but created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards. Vector control officials are advising that Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small containers that have … Read More

Harvest Water, Not Mosquitoes: A Guide to Keep Your Home Mosquito-Free

Hot and dry summers remind many of us to conserve and capture every water drop during the winter rains. Here are a few tips to keep your home free from stagnant water before mosquito season arrives and help ensure your family and community “Fight the Bite” early in the year. #TipNToss Mosquitoes can lay eggs in the smallest places – ... Read More

WNV & Invasive Aedes Update (9/27/2018)

Los Angeles County, Calif. —   As we enter the cooler Fall months, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reminds residents that the mosquito season is not over yet. Ongoing mosquito activity continues to plague residents and brings the risk of additional WNV human infections. Read More…  

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