Short Bites Monthly
Your digest for May 2022.
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A special thanks to the following cities for providing us Mosquito Awareness Proclamations during California Mosquito Awareness Week:
- City of Industry
- El Monte
- San Gabriel
- South Pasadena
- 1,929 sites & 129 hours of enhanced neighborhood support has been conducted in several neighborhoods that includes door-to-door property inspections and delivery of educational material. The effort is to identify and eliminate residential sources of mosquito habitat. Our staff alerts residents to disease threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
Remember to book us at your next community event!
- We got to meet residents and students who were eager to learn about mosquito-bite prevention at a couple of events this month: (1) Arbor Day & Environmental Awareness Fair in Baldwin Park and (2) Students with Disabilities Resource Fair in El Monte.
Next episode of the Bite Back Tour:
Healthy Homes & Happy Pets airs on May 19th at 11:00 AM
- Rock out with fellow homeowners. We are ready to share our secrets to spruce up your home without mosquitoes. We'll chat about what you can do to maintain a healthy home, happy pets, and save money. You will learn how to incorporate proper water use and how to keep your household safe from mosquitoes. Let's get started!
- Our Education Specialists are working hard to provide the qualifications for a new & FREE professional development opportunity in July. Train-The-Trainer will prepare you to facilitate the process of our Vector Inspector Program with your students and report their results to our vector control agency.
Learn more: vectoreducation.org/trainthetrainer
- 2,154 people were educated on mosquito-borne diseases and bite prevention in the past month at our in-person events in the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, 54,321 people were engaged with our social media content.
- We got to educate kindergarten classes during our school visit to Ekstrand Elementary school in San Dimas. Students learned to compare the basic needs of mosquitoes to humans with our NGSS-aligned classroom program.
- The Surveillance Department continues to focus on maintaining essential vector surveillance including mosquito trap routes, arbovirus testing, providing weekly surveillance data to the district, and maintaining the mosquito fish and mosquito colonies. We have additionally begun to run our standard black fly trap routes, in response to resident complaints.
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Communications Department Mission Statement:
Increase transparency and credibility through multi-media dialogue in order to engage and motivate internal, local, regional, statewide, and nationwide stakeholders to take action and become public health agents of change in their communities.
🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant