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Published on October 14, 2017

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Protect Yourselves Against Mosquitoes

Asian Tiger MosquitoNew mosquitoes are changing our way of life in Los Angeles County. Learn about black-and-white, daytime-biting mosquitoes!

New Mosquitos in Southern California

Global travel and trade have opened doors to invasive mosquitoes. Three new species are making Southern California their home. These mosquitoes adapt well to urban environments. Once introduced, they can thrive in in your neighborhoods and are aggressive biters, making spending time outdoors miserable. While the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control

District is working hard to fight these invasive insects, they can’t do it alone.

Why Does it Matter?

If you live or work in Southern California, you are at risk of being exposed to these black-and-white, daytime-biting mosquitoes.

How You Can Help

To help keep you and your family safe, PIH Health and Greater L.A. County Vector Control encourage the following tips:

  • Wear mosquito repellent when outdoors. Use spray, wipes or lotion
  • Toss out any open water containers found in or around your home
  • Clean out pet water bowls, repair leaky faucets or sprinklers, and dispose of any indoor plants that may hold water
  • Keep doors and windows screened or closed to keep mosquitoes out

Report Black-and-White, daytime-biting Mosquitoes to Greater LA County Vector Control at 562.944.9656 or via ReportMosquitoes.org.

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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