Disease Watch: West Nile Virus Activity Includes More Human Cases and Mosquitoes

Have you checked the West Nile virus human case counts on the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health’s website recently? Or how about the number of mosquito samples we’ve collected that have turned up West Nile virus positive? All signs currently point to an active West Nile virus (WNV) year…and it’s not over. Mosquitoes can stay active in … Read More

Traveling Soon? Stay Safe With These Tips

The California Dept. of Public Health provided some great tips last month for travelers visiting places that have active Zika transmission. Recently, Mexican officials confirmed a case of local transmission in Ensenada, Baja California, a coastal city in Mexico. In addition, more than 8,000 Zika cases have been reported throughout Mexico in the past two years. “Many Californians enjoy spending time in … Read More

CA State: Travelers to Latin America Urged to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika

11/14/16 Press Release Link California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned holiday travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Latin America. Many areas of Mexico are now experiencing transmission of the Zika virus, particularly popular tourist destinations, including Cancun, Acapulco, … 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

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 Keep Mosquitoes Out of Rain Barrels

 Rain barrels are great at capturing rainwater. However, if not maintained properly, your water conservation efforts can come back to bite you! One of the most common problems with rain barrels is mosquito breeding. Did you know thousands of mosquitoes can emerge from standing water in a rain barrel every week? Here are a few tips to help you keep those ... 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

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

What Can I do About West Nile? Three Tips for Everyone

The virus is in Los Angeles County and infected mosquitoes are spreading it to us through their bites. But there's no need to panic. Check here to see if your city/community is on the list of confirmed West Nile virus activity. There are three very simple things you can do. 1. Dump Standing Water Mosquitoes need stagnant water to lay their ... Read More