The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed the presence of Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) in Norwalk. This mosquito is known for its potential to spread Zika, yellow fever and dengue fever. Currently, 38 other cities in the region house the Aedes species. The mosquitoes are not transmitting any viruses at this time. But their presence increases the risk of a local outbreak.
The GLACVCD will continue control efforts to suppress the population where these mosquitoes are found. In addition, they will continue surveillance of any threats these mosquitoes may pose to residents.
- Be cognizant of conditions that encourage mosquito breeding.
- Remove ANY standing water from your yard or property. This includes dishes, pots or other receptacles, which can serve as breeding grounds for insects.
- Wear insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites.
- Educate family and friends.Share information and pass the word around.
Travelers to South America, Central America, the Caribbean or Southeast Asia are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by using repellent. For more information, visit the GLACVCD website at https://www.glacvcd.org/.