As mosquito trap numbers fall, positive West Nile virus samples rise
mosquito trap data from sgvmvcd
August 17 to 21
We heard a rumor... that mosquitoes are getting bit all over San Gabriel Valley! Who's biting, you ask? Humans!
Your efforts to Bite Back and Tip, Toss, Protect are truly paying off. While our staff tackles the outdoor, public spaces, we truly appreciate you wrestling your yards and patios away from mosquitoes.
Last week (August 17-21), our Surveillance Department's mosquito traps displayed yet another low count in mosquitoes.
This hard work is vital as West Nile virus (WNV) moves through San Gabriel Valley during the warm-weather months. As of last week, mosquito samples from Rosemead, Basset, and El Monte tested positive for WNV. This is first confirmation of WNV in 2020 in Bassett and El Monte.
WNV tranfers to humans through the bites of Culex female mosquitoes
While we can expect WNV cases to rise, it's essential to maintain the upper hand over these pesky insects by staying in the loop:
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With that, stay vigilant SGV! Keep an eye out for potential mosquito breeding sites in your community, like those shown below.
Our confidential tip line service allows residents to anonymously report breeding sources.
West Nile Virus Update: Seven mosquito samples and one dead bird in San Gabriel Valley tested positive for West Nile Virus so far this year. Track activity in your community.