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

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…  

Record Rainfalls and Warm Temperatures Could Mean an Explosion of Mosquitoes

Press release by Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). Source National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians to Protect Themselves SACRAMENTO, June 22, 2017 – While California’s wettest winter in 122 years ended the state’s historic drought, the surge in rainfall could contribute to another threat: an active mosquito season with the potential for increased … Read More

Vector Control Identifies Hotspots with High Mosquito Disease Threats

At the beginning of every year, the Community Affairs department in GLACVCD identifies key hotspots that have historically higher-than-average virus and mosquito activity. Combined with other data, the final report allows outreach activities to preemptively engage with residents before mosquito and virus activities peak. It is important to note that this list will constantly change throughout the year as vector … Read More

Itching to Make Your Voice Heard? $25 to Share Your Thoughts on Mosquito Control

Event Flyer in Spanish and English Come share your thoughts on community mosquito control strategies with your Local Vector Control Agencies and Public Health Officials. We are working to protect our communities from illnesses such as Zika virus and want to hear from you. $25 cash earned by participants who pre-register for meeting. Additional stipend available for Child Care -- more ... Read More

West Nile virus and Aedes activity update 10/12

LOS ANGELES – 10/12/2016 – Despite it being the beginning of autumn, both West Nile virus and invasive Aedes mosquitoes activity continues to increase. This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed WNV activity in 19 additional mosquito samples and two sentinel chickens. To date, 350 of 1,735 mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV this … Read More

West Nile Virus and Invasive Aedes Activity Update

LOS ANGELES – 9/6/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed additional West Nile virus (WNV) positive activity within its jurisdiction. GLACVCD confirmed 24 mosquito samples and five dead birds that tested positive for WNV. As further indication the virus is active, GLACVCD confirmed virus activity in nine sentinel chickens. Vector control detected WNV … Read More

Stay Safe from Mosquitoes this Labor Day Weekend

Additional West Nile virus and more Saint Louis encephalitis virus activity confirmed LOS ANGELES – 8/29/2016 – As the holiday weekend approaches, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is urging residents to use insect repellent and remove standing water to prevent further spread of West Nile virus (WNV) and Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLE). This past week, GLACVCD detected one … Read More