An environmentally-safe and pesticide-free approach for the control of Asian tiger mosquito infestations in Southern California.
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What Residents Can Expect
If the District has traps in your yard, we ask you to make sure we can gain access to check and service these traps on regularly scheduled days.
As with all mosquitoes, make sure doors and windows have screens that are in good repair to keep them out.
For residents outside of the program site, our services are still available. We will continue to conduct our control and surveillance activities. This includes monitoring public areas that have stagnant water as well as responding to service requests. The surveillance of West Nile virus activity will continue as well.
All of our trucks are well-marked on both sides with our logo. Staff wear uniforms with a logo, and will have badges prominently displayed. Please feel free to call our office at 562-944-9656 if you are unsure. Safety is priority for our residents and our staff.
About the Released Male Mosquitoes
US EPA is very excited about this approach because it specifically targets disease transmitting mosquitoes in a way that is safe for the environment. Only the target mosquito is harmed and pesticide use can be dramatically reduced.
Sterilization Process – About Wolbachia, the Natural Bacteria
While common in insects, the unique Wolbachia present in mosquitoes has no effect on and cannot be transmitted to humans, pets or other animals.
More recently, there are numerous papers published by Stephen Dobson and his team available in scientific journals for your review. Visit his page on the University of Kentucky’s website for a listing.