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

National Mosquito Awareness Week

To raise awareness and educate the public about the public health threat mosquitoes pose to our communities, the American Mosquito Control Association declared June 23-29, 2019 as National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.  #NATIONALMOSQUITOWEEK Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creature in the world! Mosquitoes kill nearly 725,000 people a year because they can transmit deadly viruses like Malaria, West Nile virus, ... 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

Mosquito Awareness Week is Here!

All Californians play an important role in protecting the public health of their community and should take simple steps to reduce the risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases in their neighborhood. To raise awareness and educate Californians about the public health threat mosquitoes pose to our communities, the California Legislature declared April 21-27, 2019 as Mosquito Awareness Week.  #MOSQUITOWEEK Mosquitoes are the ... 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