SGV mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus
MOSQUITO TRAP DATA FROM SGVMVCD
July 27 to 31
Uncap your favorite repellent and prepare yourself for mosquito defense.
Last week (July 27-31), our Surveillance Department confirmed SGV's first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus this year. While it appears our local mosquito numbers are declining, the stakes are rising as we delve deeper into the warm summer.
SGV mosquitoes tests positive for dangerous West Nile virus; meanwhile Aedes populations continue to rise
But don't lose hope -- your hard work to abolish mosquitoes in your community is certainly paying off. This past week in 2019, mosquito populations were 22% higher! So, keep up your amazing habits, and continue to Tip, Toss, Protect.
You may be asking yourself: What can I do to keep myself and my community safe?
Luckily, you've come to the right people.
Tip out stagnant water weekly
Toss unused containers that can store mosquito-breeding water
Protect yourself from bites-- mosquitoes HATE these ingredients!
Give mosquitoes a taste of their own medicine. Bite Back!
Now that you know the simple hacks to staying bite-free, be sure to stay in-the-know on our most recent mosquito information.
- Track West Nile virus activity here
- Sign up for general email alerts here
- Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter
Stay safe San Gabriel Valley!
West Nile Virus Update: One mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus as of the July 27-31 week in 2020.