Mosquito Control is a Shared Responsibility
Summer in Southern California is off to a dry, hot start with breezy nights to keep residents cool. This could mean more outdoor fun and nights under the stars, but don’t forget about everybody’s common enemy - the mosquito. We know mosquitoes aren’t always on your mind, but they can be a real threat to your community. Make mosquitoes one less thing to worry about this summer with these easy tips!
Mosquitoes can lay eggs in the smallest places – even a bottle cap! Look inside your home and yard for anything that can hold water such as vases, buckets, and plant saucers to name a few. Identify all the containers and TIP the water into the grass once a week and TOSS out unused containers or store them to prevent them from collecting water in the future.
Repel, Don’t Swell
Remember to wear insect repellent to protect your health. The CDC recommends using repellents with active ingredients such as DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. It’s extremely important to wear insect repellent when you travel abroad as well, especially when visiting sub-tropical and tropical regions.
Join Mosquito Watch
Mosquito Watch is a neighborhood program designed to protect our communities from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. With guidance from mosquito experts and your leadership, you can inspire your neighbors to act, and reduce mosquito breeding and disease transmission in your neighborhood. Contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector