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Take Action: Tip, Toss, Protect!

 West nile virus is spread by mosquitoes when they bite you

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Tip, Toss, Protect to stop mosquitoes!

Kicking Mosquitoes Out Has Never Been Easier

  • Tip out stagnant water weekly 💧
  • Toss unused containers, even bottle caps! 🗑
  • Protect yourself with mosquito repellent 💨

Learn about Repellents

There are so many repellents out there...what ingredients actually work?

  • DEET
  • Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Picaridin
  • IR3535

Do those giant-looking mosquitoes bite?

If they're bigger than a quarter and they're not biting you, leave them alone! Those big mosquito look-a-likes are most likely crane flies.

What diseases can mosquito spread in Los Angeles County?

West Nile virus is the most pervasive threat. Every year people get sick from mosquito bites. Did you know a dengue fever or Zika virus outbreak is also possible in LA County?

Does Tip, Toss, Protect work against those black-and-white Aedes mosquitoes?

Absolutely! The Aedes mosquitoes, also known as ankle-biters, are tropical mosquitoes that do not belong in our natural SoCal environment. Tip, Toss, and Protect repels these bloodsuckers and keep them out of your home.

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