CDPH Confirms First Human West Nile Virus Deaths of 2017

While we trap for mosquitoes, control for mosquitoes, and remove standing water sources as much as possible, we still need people’s help to reduce the risk in their own yards. The summer heat plays a role in increasing the spread of West Nile virus. Take care of yourself. Take care of your families. Spend just 10 minutes each week dumping … Read More

West Nile virus human cases reported, mosquitoes are active!

Mosquitoes are known as being pesky and annoying. However, based on reports by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, those bloodsuckers can also be giving people West Nile virus. In their latest report on 8/18/17, there have been 27 human cases so far this year, with 23 of the people hospitalized. Here’s the “hidden” fact about West Nile: Only … Read More

Health officials report increases in mosquitoes and West Nile Virus risk

Los Angeles County, Calif. — In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone. Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within its jurisdiction. As … 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

Community Focus: Lakewood TV Highlights Mosquito Threats

August 6, 2015 It's summer and two things are certain: Hot weather and mosquitoes. Working with Lakewood TV, we highlight some of the issues mosquitoes pose in our communities. While most people can go a whole day without thinking about West Nile virus, it's important that people are aware that this virus is being transmitted every year in our communities. Our ... Read More

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County

News Release from LA County Dept. of Public Health All residents should take precautions against mosquitoes LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County for the 2015 season (excluding counts in Long Beach and Pasadena). A male youth from the ... Read More

Shark Week isn’t so Scary When Compared to Mosquitoes

July 8, 2015 • There are more than 500 species of sharks swimming in the oceans around the world. • The great white shark can eat 11 tons of food in one year. • Some sharks can produce more than 20,000 teeth in their lifetimes. With facts like these, it’s easy to see how sharks can get a whole week … Read More

Less Rain and More Mosquitoes, Does that Even Make Sense?

Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle… so you might suspect drought years would be good for mosquito problems. But, the opposite is, in fact, true. Warmer climates and stagnant, dirty water in our urban environments provide ideal conditions for mosquitoes to lay more eggs. In densely urban areas like southern California, mosquitoes can find water on almost any … Read More

West Nile Virus Update — It’s Back

It’s not really a surprise, since we see it every single year. But MANY people are surprised that West Nile virus (WNV) is still a problem in LA County. So far this year, we have confirmed WNV infected mosquitoes from the communities of Sylmar and Cudahy. (See the latest West Nile virus statistics) The California Department of Public Health recently reported that record-breaking … Read More