Short Bites Monthly
Your digest for July 2022.
Short Bites Monthly ensures that our data as a public health agency remains transparent to the public and to people who are interested in our mission.
- 1,668 sites & 53 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.
- This month, we converted our Mosquito Guide Simplified Chinese version into Traditional Chinese in hopes of providing another resource to our residents.
- We prepared & refilled Bite Back Prevention Kits for the city of Duarte, Monrovia, & San Gabriel to use at their next community event!
A special thank you to the cities that invited us to their summer events:
- La Verne's Concerts in the Park
- Duarte's City Council Meeting
- Baldwin Park's Downtown Street Market
Remember to book us at your next community event
Next episode of the Bite Back Tour:
Fall in Love with Gardening airs on August 18th at 11:00 AM
- The Bite Back Tour continues with our Fall in Love with Gardening episode!
- Rock out with passionate plant people. This is the perfect time to dig into California Native plants! We are connecting our plant experts to you during this episode. You will learn how California Native plants bring nature to your home, reduce mosquito activity, and allow for beneficial bugs to thrive in your community. We'll also chat about simple ways to help create balance in your local ecosystem. Let's bring biodiversity to our doorstep!
- 1,377 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, 70,561 people were engaged with our social media content.
A special thank you to the schools we visited this month:
- Little Sunshine Preschool in Alhambra
- TECC Summer Program in Arcadia
- Emmaus Lutheran School in Alhambra
- City of Arcadia Summer Program
- Our Education Specialists are ready to Train-The-Trainer!
- Educators will learn how to facilitate the process of our Vector Inspector Program with students and report their results to our vector control agency.
- 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.
- This month, mosquito collections have followed a trend of alternating highs and lows similar to those displayed in previous years in the same weeks. Collections fluctuated week by week.
- The surveillance Department has detected West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes, the first for this year. The Operations department has responded to this case with enhanced investigation and control measures.
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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