Vector Control District Urges Residents to join ‘Mosquito Watch,’ as mosquito populations increase

Vector Control District Urges Residents to join ‘Mosquito Watch,’ as mosquito populations increase – PDF Los Angeles, CA (July 22, 2020) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) recently launched its grassroots outreach program, Mosquito Watch. This neighborhood program, facilitated by the District’s Community Liaisons, educates, mobilizes and empowers Angelenos to take action against mosquitoes as populations … Read More

New Summer Campaign urges Angelenos to take action against mosquitoes and to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases

GLACVCD Launches #TipTossTakeAction Summer Campaign – PDF Los Angeles, CA (June 22, 2020) — As the weather heats up and Angelenos head outside, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) reminds residents to take action against mosquitoes by removing standing water and wearing insect repellent to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they can transmit such as … Read More

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County

First WNV+ Mosquitoes Confirmed in LA County -PDF Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2020). The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County in 2020.  The mosquitoes were collected from a mosquito trap in the city of Hacienda Heights (91745 zip code). … Read More

New Mascot Unveiled to Increase Public Awareness about Invasive Mosquitoes

New Mascot Unveiled -PDF Santa Fe Springs, CA.  The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) joins other public health agencies statewide for California Mosquito Awareness Week, from April 19th through the 25th. While COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitoes, the increased attention on public health is an excellent reminder that there are many ways for residents to protect … Read More

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