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Mosquito Control Experts Feature How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in New Music Video


 West Covina, Calif. (May 23, 2024) —The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD/District) reminds residents to take an important step in protecting their health this holiday weekend with the release of its latest mosquito jingle, “Los Repelentes.”

“Jump into summer with a new mosquito tune and a reminder of the best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-transmitted diseases,” said Communications Director Anais Medina Diaz. “This new music video highlights how applying repellent is a simple, yet important step in protecting your health this summer.”

Set in a mythical town in the San Gabriel Mountains, “Los Repelentes” follows the story of a community that finds repellent ingredients excellent in repelling mosquitoes, but one resident is reluctant to use them until he soon realizes how dangerous and annoying mosquito bites can be. The resident quickly appreciates the magic of using mosquito repellent after seeing how effective the four repellent ingredients are at protecting members of his community.

While summer is still officially a few weeks away, daytime and nighttime temperatures continue to increase, creating suitable environmental conditions for mosquito populations to thrive. Mosquito control officials urge residents to take this holiday weekend as an opportunity to tip out standing water, toss out unused containers, and protect themselves by using an insect repellent that has an active ingredient recommended by the CDC such as DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

Although West Nile virus persists as the biggest threat to San Gabriel Valley residents, mosquito control officials are concerned about an increase in travel-related dengue cases due to dengue epidemics around the world. Last fall, the District quickly responded to the first locally acquired Dengue case in California. With the presence of aggressive, day-time biting Aedes mosquitoes in the San Gabriel Valley, the risk of other locally acquired cases remains.

Mosquito control is a shared responsibility. The District urges residents to take an active role in reducing the threat of mosquitoes in their communities.

For more information, residents can contact the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District at 626-814-9466, online at, or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Anais Medina Diaz, Director of Communications | 626-814-9466