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

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

What You Need to Know About Zika and Mosquitoes

Zika UpdateAt this time, there is no confirmation that Los Angeles County mosquitoes are transmitting Zika to people.For the latest information, visit CDC or the County of Los Angeles Public Health. There is no local outbreak now, but the mosquitoes that can transmit Zika are here. More Info: Are They In Your Community? The virus is transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes ... Read More

West Nile Virus & Invasive Aedes Update

Los Angeles, Calif. –  As the summer temperatures heat up, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) wants to make sure residents stay safe from mosquito bites. West Nile virus replicates and spreads faster in hotter temperatures. The District expects to continue identifying increasing activity throughout the County as summer progresses and temperatures rise. During the past week, … Read More