Where are the Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes in Los Angeles County?

The three invasive species are the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and Australian backyard mosquito (Aedes notoscriptus) do not belong in our natural Southern California environment.

These species are a public health concern throughout the US, including California since they can transmit Zika virus, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya. See where else they are in the state (PDF).

These mosquitoes adapt very well to urban environments (cities). Once introduced, they can thrive in our neighborhoods.

yellow fever mosquito

yellow fever mosquito

Aedes aegypti (uh-gyp-tie) Confirmed in GLACVCD

  • Artesia
  • Avocado Heights (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Boyle Heights (City of L.A.)
  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Central Alameda (City of L.A.)
  • Cerritos
  • City Terrace (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Commerce
  • Cudahy
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Eagle Rock (City of L.A.)
  • East Hollywood (City of L.A.)
  • East Los Angeles (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • El Sereno (City of L.A.)
  • Elysian Valley (City of L.A.)
  • Florence/Graham (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Glendale
  • Hacienda Heights (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Highland Park (City of L.A.)
  • Historic South Central (City of L.A. – 90007)
  • Huntington Park
  • La Crescenta-Montrose (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Lake View Terrace (City of L.A.)
  • Lakewood
  • La Mirada
  • Lynwood
  • Maywood
  • Mission Hills
  • Montebello
  • Montecito Heights (City of L.A.)
  • Mount Washington
  • Norwalk
  • Pacoima (City of L.A.)
  • Paramount
  • Pico Rivera
  • Reseda
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Fernando
  • San Marino
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Silver Lake (City of L.A.)
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Whittier (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Sun Valley (City of L.A.)
  • Tujunga (City of L.A.)
  • Valencia (City of Santa Clarita)
  • Valley Glen (City of L.A.)
  • Valley Village (City of L.A.)
  • Van Nuys (City of L.A.)
  • Whittier
  • Willowbrook (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Winnetka (City of L.A.)
  • Woodland Hills (City of L.A.)
Asian tiger mosquito

Asian tiger mosquito

Aedes albopictus (al-bow-pick-tus) Confirmed in GLACVCD

  • Atwater Village (City of L.A.)
  • Bassett (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Avocado Heights (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Eagle Rock (City of L.A.)
  • Echo Park (City of L.A.)
  • Glassell Park (City of L.A.)
  • Historic South Central (City of L.A. – 90007)
  • La Cañada Flintridge
  • La Mirada
  • Long Beach (90815)
  • Montebello
  • Pellisier Village(unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Pico Rivera
  • San Marino
  • Silver Lake (City of L.A.)
  • South El Monte
  • South Whittier (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Whittier
Australian backyard mosquito

Australian backyard mosquito (credit: OCMVCD)

Aedes notoscriptus Confirmed in GLACVCD

  • Eagle Rock (City of L.A.)
  • Echo Park (City of L.A.)
  • El Sereno (City of L.A.)
  • Elysian Valley (City of L.A.)
  • Hacienda Heights (unincorporated L.A. County)
  • Highland Park (City of L.A.)
  • La Habra Heights
  • Montebello
  • Montecito Heights (City of L.A.)
  • San Pedro (City of L.A.)
  • Silver Lake (City of L.A.)

How Are They Threats to Our Life in the Cities?

How to Find & Eliminate Them in the Yard and Inside Your Home or Office

Get rid of standing water. These mosquitoes can live and complete their life cycle indoors or outdoors, wherever standing water can be found. And they can complete their life cycle in about a week!

Invasive mosquito life cycle

Want to get rid of mosquitoes? Click HERE for helpful tips.