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

Invasive Aedes Control Strategy

yellow fever mosquito Asian tiger mosquito Australian tiger mosquito The three invasive species in LA County are the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and Australian backyard mosquito (Aedes notoscriptus). Learn more about them We have many tips for residents on how to tackle Aedes in and around their home. Controlling these invasive Aedes is a ... Read More

Vector Control Urges Residents to Help Thwart Invasive Mosquitoes

The infestations of invasive mosquitoes increases viral threats, such as Zika and dengue fever, in Los Angeles County Los Angeles County, Calif. – Vector control officials are warning Los Angeles County residents about potentially dangerous, invasive mosquitoes that have spread rapidly in the past five years. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to take steps … Read More

Invasive mosquitoes are in Silver Lake. Here’s What You Can Do About It

A special post in paternership with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council April 2016 Autumn 2015 marks the first time our agency confirmed Aedes mosquitoes in Silver Lake. And just last month, we found them again around people’s homes. Aedes mosquitoes are invasive to the area and are excellent vectors (transmitters) of diseases such as Zika and dengue viruses. The health department has ... Read More

Are There Mosquitoes in YOUR Garden?

  Nick Federoff of Things Green fame recently spent time hanging out with us learning about our most recent Invasive Aedes threat. He was quite impressed to learn that we truly practice IVM – Integrated Vector Management whereby we work hard to proactively prevent mosquito reproduction through water source elimination or management, education, and environmentally sensitive mosquito control. He spent … Read More