Zika swoops into neighborhoods undetected using travelers, new research confirms

A series of papers published about the spread of Zika virus shows startling information that confirms what many people have suspected: Aedes mosquitoes spread the Zika virus in Florida at least 3 times before it was finally detected. Up to 40 people may have contributed to the Florida Zika outbreaks. In areas such as Puerto Rico, the virus circulated about 5 months … Read More

Study Prediction: More mosquito species can transmit Zika

  A recent study is causing some concern: Up to 35 total mosquitoes are capable of transmitting Zika virus, including species already known to be Zika vectors. Here is the list of possible mosquitoes that can vector (transmit) Zika virus, according to the study: Before we all start diving into our mosquito-proof bunkers, it is important to point out that … Read More

Where in California are Aedes Mosquitoes?

After learning that invasive Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are in their community, many residents wonder where else they could be in California. Wonder no more. Here is an interactive map showing confirmed invasive Aedes mosquitoes throughout the state of California. Click HERE to launch map. To see a list of cities and communities infested with Aedes mosquitoes within … Read More

Water Capture in the Age of Zika

March 2016 These days, everyone is trying hard to capture and save every drop of valuable water. Cities require that developers install stormwater management devices and plans, and residents across the southland are taking advantage of free rain-barrel distribution events. But is there a hidden cost? The Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) recognized potential problems, and organized a “Lunch … Read More

Zika Virus: Health agencies issue travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

1/19/16 In a recent media release, CDC warned travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites due to transmission of Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also issued a similar travel advisory (PDF). Currently, there are "reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant." Zika virus ... 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 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

Invasion Continues: Yellow fever mosquitoes confirmed in Montclair, CA

October 2015 On September 22, 2015, the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed the presence of Aedes aegypti (yellow fever) mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have been around, what's new about this mosquito? They can spread exotic diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya. They bite aggressively during the day (Think about everyone you know who are outdoors during the day). The ... Read More

Invasion Continues: San Diego Confirms Aggressive Tiger Mosquito

September 24, 2015 This week, San Diego's County Department of Environmental Health confirmed that the invasive Asian tiger mosquito has made San Diego its new home. The mosquito was found in a routine mosquito trap in the community of Barrio Logan, just south of Petco Park. The tiger mosquito now joins the yellow fever mosquito in their invasion of San ... Read More