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October 2020

Thanks to feedback from Bite Back Champions, we are piloting a monthly digest of what's happening at San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD). This is another step in ensuring that our data as a public health agency remains transparent to the public and to people who are interested in our mission.

in your community

  • There are currently no reports of human cases with West Nile virus in San Gabriel Valley.
  • Property consultations are up nearly 50% since last year, which has allowed 2,400 public and private sites to receive inspection, treatment, and support this month. 
  • Our annual swimming pool texting program, which resolves thousands of unmaintained pools that can breed mosquitoes, has completed its inspections of 916 pools.
May contain: person, human, vehicle, automobile, car, transportation, wheel, and machine

in education

  • At-home science projects were introduced to San Gabriel Valley students to increase knowledge on mosquito growth reduction and insect identification.
  • 6,500 residents received educational material to raise awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses and how to prevent them at home.

in research

  • As Aedes mosquitoes become more prevalent throughout SoCal, staff has been quanitfying the role that natural breeding habitats play in mosquito population sizes.
  • Advancements in ovitrap placement continue to aid the detection of Aedes mosquitoes. Ovitraps are special traps that collect the individual eggs laid by Aedes mosquitoes.
May contain: human, person, and lab

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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant