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

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Worried about Zika, West Nile virus or mosquitoes in your community? In our busy lives, it's easy to forget about the tiny predator that hunts humans: The mosquito. As you know, we no longer have a mosquito season; Mosquitoes can remain active throughout the year. Luckily, there are many ways to combat these insects, especially the invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Did ... Read More

Yellow Fever Mosquitoes in Montebello: What You Need to Know

November 2015 Thank you to everyone in Montebello who are eliminating standing water from around their home. This means less water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs! But the fight isn’t over. Our specialists recently found the invasive Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) in Montebllo. While we're searching people's properties, we cannot be in everyone's yards; We need your help! How Do ... Read More

Tiger Mosquito Community Meeting: Los Angeles 11/2 at 6pm

On the heels of news that Asian tiger mosquitoes were confirmed in Silver Lake and Elysian Valley neighborhoods, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced Tuesday he will host a public meeting aimed at arming residents with information on how to protect their families and homes from the potentially harmful insects. The community meeting will be held on Monday, November 2, ... Read More

Tiger Mosquitoes Confirmed in Silver Lake, Los Angeles

October 2015 Thanks to a resident who reported unusually high mosquito activity, our specialists responded and confirmed the existence of Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in Silver Lake. What's the Big Deal? Sure, we've lived with mosquitoes in LA. But we're not familiar with these types of mosquitoes. They can spread exotic diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya. ... Read More