Mosquito Awareness Week

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

Mosquito Control is a Shared Responsibility

To raise awareness and educate Californians about the public health threat mosquitoes pose to our communities, the California Legislature declared April 21-27, 2019 as Mosquito Awareness Week. #MosquitoWeek

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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.

world's deadliest animal: mosquito

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 300 West Nile virus cases in just the past two years! 

West Nile virus transmission cycle

It's all about the water

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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