openPR Logo
Press release

California Mosquito Awareness Week highlights need to prepare for spring, summer mosquitoes

04-21-2020 09:42 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

California reminds residents of the other viruses we should worry about heading into summer

California reminds residents of the other viruses we should worry about heading into summer

San Gabriel Valley, Calif. (April 16, 2020) - The increased attention on COVID-19 is a reminder of the many ways people can protect themselves from other public health concerns, including viruses spread through mosquito bites.

The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) joins mosquito control programs across the state to promote California Mosquito Awareness Week, April 19-25. This statewide campaign empowers residents to prevent mosquitoes year-round.

Mosquito control officials encourage residents under Safer-at-Home orders in Los Angeles County to take this opportunity to curb mosquito populations around the home.

"Do not give mosquitoes a biting chance when the weather warms," said Levy Sun, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) public information officer. "Eliminating stagnant water now can stop mosquitoes from becoming a public health issue later."

Take 10 minutes to tip out stagnant water and toss any unused containers around the home," said Sun. "The window of opportunity to shut out mosquitoes is right now."

Vector control experts advise residents take the following steps to bite back against mosquitoes:

-Tip out stagnant water found in containers, including flower pots, old tires, buckets, saucers, and pet dishes.
-Toss out unused containers to prevent mosquitoes from growing.
-Protect against bites by applying insect repellent containing EPA-registered active ingredients, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. Always read label instructions.
-Install screens on windows and doors, and keep them in good repair.
-Report neglected swimming pools to mosquito and vector control.

If, after dumping stagnant water, residents continue to experience mosquito problems, they can submit a tip to SGVMVCD.

In response to year-round mosquito-borne disease threats, SGVMVCD's programs continue its efforts to reduce mosquito populations.

SGVMVCD paused in-person programs due to COVID-19 health orders, but staff will control mosquitoes in public sources, such as gutters, channels and storm drains.
The surveillance staff traps mosquitoes and sends samples of adult mosquitoes to be tested for diseases, such as West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalitis.
Outreach and education will continue to remind everyone to take preventative measures against mosquitoes.

San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
1145 N. Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina, CA 91790
Media Contact: Levy Sun, lsun@sgvmosquito.org

SGVMVCD is one of five vector control districts in Los Angeles County. Year-round, the agency monitors stagnant water sources, such as gutters, storm drains, channels and non-functional swimming pools. The agency also routinely monitors populations of adult mosquitoes using traps and tests groups of adult female mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases. In addition, submitting wild birds, such as crows, for testing can provide insight into the spread of WNV.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release California Mosquito Awareness Week highlights need to prepare for spring, summer mosquitoes here

News-ID: 2017501 • Views: 966

More Releases for Calif

NCMMH Hosts Lobby Day & Briefing on Capitol Hill May 17th
For Immediate Release — The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (NCMMH) is spearheading a Lobby Day and briefing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 17, to support the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act of 2015, which will provide for better education about and treatment of maternal mental health issues, as well as increased access to appropriate care. House of Representatives Bill #HR3235, introduced by Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA),
Lori Ballen to teach Ballen Method Live in Stockton, Calif. on May 31 – June 2 …
March 25, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Ballen, digital strategist, Internet marketer, public speaker, inventor of The Ballen Method and founder of Ballen Brands, a Las Vegas marketing company, is scheduled to teach a three-day class titled The Ballen Method Live, a class on Internet Marketing, in Stockton, Calif. From May 31 – June 2, 2016, at Keller Williams Realty Stockton located at 3133 West March Lane, Suite 1060, Stockton,
East Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuits Target Google, Yahoo!, Others Over Cloud …
SHERMAN, Texas – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a series of patent infringement lawsuits filed on behalf of Longview, Texas-based Titanide Ventures LLC against a group of companies accused of infringing patents covering cloud storage technology. The lawsuits are filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), Los Altos, Calif.-based
Eolas Technologies Reaches Settlement with New Frontier Media in Texas Patent In …
TYLER, Texas – Internet technology provider Eolas Technologies Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with Boulder, Colo.-based New Frontier Media Inc. (Nasdaq: NOOF) in a Texas patent infringement lawsuit. Under the agreement, New Frontier will license two Eolas patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications. The settlement resolves all of Eolas’ legal claims against New Frontier in Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc., et al., No. 6:09-cv-446.
Eolas Technologies Announces JPMorgan Settlement in Patent Lawsuit
TYLER, Texas – Internet technology provider Eolas Technologies Inc. has reached an agreement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to settle a Texas patent infringement lawsuit related to two Eolas patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications. The settlement resolves Eolas’ legal claims against JPMorgan in Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc., et al., No. 6:09-cv-446. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The lawsuit remains
TEDxGoldenGateED Bringing Focus on Compassion in Education to the Craneway Pavil …
Prospect Sierra and U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center are teaming to host a TEDx conference on compassion in education (http://tedxgoldengateed.org) on Saturday, June 11 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif. Tickets are available now via the website. TEDxGoldenGateED programming is focused on compassion — the sympathetic awareness of another’s distress, coupled with the desire to alleviate their suffering. Compassion is at the heart of the world’s ethical