Skip to main content

Short Bites Monthly 

Your digest for September 2022.

May contain: text

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.

May contain: text
  • Enhanced Neighborhood Support (ENS) has been conducted in several neighborhoods that includes door-to-door property inspections and delivery of educational material.
May contain: diagram
  • ENS 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.
May contain: map, diagram, plot, and atlas
A special thank you to the cities that invited us to their summer events 
  • Duarte's Summer Concerts in the Park
  • La Puente's Sunshine Park Community Informational Meeting 
  • Pomona's 2nd Saturday Art Walk
  • San Dimas' Bonelli Park: Overnight Family Camping & Fishing event
  • Irwindale's Santa Fe Dam: Overnight Family Camping & Fishing event
  • Alhambra's Neighborhood Watch Meeting
  • El Monte-Rosemead's Adult School Resource Fair

Season 2 of the Bite Back Tour is finished!

We want to thank our partners who contributed to our themed episodes this season. We couldn't have done it without you!

Watch Season 2 Now!

person applying mosquito repellent outside in a parking lot

Read the episode recap posts

text, chalk board
May contain: person, human, plywood, wood, and shelf
Image of our Communications Deptartment assembling G.R.I.D and V.I.P kits.
A special thank you to the schools who are participating in our programs this Fall 

Vector Inspector Program

  • Rio Hondo Elementary
  • Cherrylee Elementary 
  • Wright Elementary School
  • Grace Miller Elementary School 

Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D.

  • Lone Hill Middle School 
  • Clifton Middle School 
  • Sierra Madre Middle School 
  • CIS Academy 
  • San Jose Charter Academy 
  • St. John the Baptist School 
May contain: text, word, alphabet, number, and symbol
  • 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, arbovirus testing of mosquito pools and dead bird samples continued.
May contain: map, diagram, plot, and atlas
Image of average mosquitoes per trap by sampling location and by city/community. The size of the bubbles on the map reflects the relative numbers of mosquitoes caught at each trap.
  • The surveillance Department has detected West Nile virus (WNV) activity in mosquitoes. The Operations and Communications departments have responded to the areas with WNV positives with enhanced investigation and control measures.
  • Residents can stay updated with WNV activity in the San Gabriel Valley through our District's press releases
May contain: text

Want to receive our monthly digest in an email? Sign up to get monthly email alerts 📧 through our Bite Back Program.


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