National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Sharks get a whole week of programming, but why don't mosquitoes?

Mosquito Control is a Shared Responsibility

To raise awareness and educate the public on the health threats mosquitoes pose to our communities, the American Mosquito Control Association declared June 23 - 29 National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.

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Why Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creature on the planet. When they bite and suck your blood, they can transmit (spread) viruses and parasites into your body.

The mosquito is the world's deadliest animal.

West Nile virus is the biggest threat to people living in Los Angeles County, including residents in San Gabriel Valley. The California Department of Public Health reported more than 770 West Nile virus cases in just the past two years! 

West Nile virus

It's all about the water

Mosquitoes lay their eggs using any stagnant water they can find in your backyard or patio.

source reduction

Water around your home should be used as soon as possible. Even a teaspoon of water can attract mosquitoes!

tip out stagnant water and toss items that hold water

Repel, Don't Swell

Mosquitoes have been around since the dinosaurs, and they will continue to thrive on our planet. One way to keep them from biting is to wear insect repellent.

Mosquito repellent that works

Wearing loose light-fitting long-sleeve pants and shirts is highly recommended. Also make sure there are no tears in your window and door screens. Mosquitoes are small and can fit through even the smallest tears in your door or window.

Mosquito bite prevention

Don't Forget About Baxter (or any other four-legged friends)

The Aedes mosquitoes can transmit canine heartworm. Don't put your pet at risk.

Dog heart-worm

 

Don't Bring Back Zika as a Souvenir

Traveling this summer? If you're going to an area that has mosquitoes spreading viruses such as Zika or dengue, make sure you pack and wear insect repellent. Bring back memories, not diseases.

Bite prevention when traveling