West Nile Virus Confirmed in Boyle Heights and Whittier

LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed three additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 28 this year. Positive samples were collected in two new areas: Boyle Heights and Whittier. City/Community Date … Read More

West Nile Virus Increases in Late Summer

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 10 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 25 this year. Positive samples were collected in four new areas: Montebello, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier … Read More

Stay Safe from Mosquitoes this Labor Day Weekend

Additional West Nile virus activity confirmed LOS ANGELES (August 30, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) reminds residents to take a few simple steps to prevent mosquito bites this holiday weekend. Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been collected from 13 cities in the District so far in 2019. The new positive samples were … Read More

Truck-mounted Mosquito Control Applications Scheduled in Watts

LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) is reporting an elevated level of invasive Aedes mosquito activity in the neighborhood of Watts. A truck-mounted mosquito control application is scheduled for August 29th from 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM in order to decrease the adult mosquito population and lower the risk … Read More

WNV Update: More Positive Mosquito Samples Confirmed in LA County

LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 13 this year. The new positive samples were collected from six new areas: Winnetka, West Hills, Canoga … Read More

West Nile Virus Update: Los Angeles County Residents Urged to Take Precautions

LOS ANGELES (August 16, 2019) – West Nile virus (WNV) activity continues to be detected in Los Angeles County mosquitoes. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) has confirmed WNV in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill. City/Community Date First Detected # WNV Positive Mosquito Samples … Read More

Press Release: Additional West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found

Additional West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Los Angeles County LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed a sample of mosquitoes collected from the City of Bellflower (90706) tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Two weeks ago, GLACVCD reported the first positive West Nile virus mosquito sample within the … Read More

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

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