Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes

What are the Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes in Los Angeles County?

The invasive Aedes species do not belong in our natural Southern California environment. They are brought in through trade and travel. Once introduced, they can thrive in our neighborhoods. Most infestations can occur in people own backyards and patios — areas where vector control cannot easily inspect.

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 they are in the state (PDF) or view this interactive map.

yellow fever mosquito

yellow fever mosquito

Aedes aegypti (uh-gyp-tie)

Asian tiger mosquito

Asian tiger mosquito

Aedes albopictus

Australian backyard mosquito

Australian backyard mosquito (credit: OCMVCD)

Aedes notoscriptus

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.