Our Response to COVID-19
GLACVCD is now open to the public. please contact our front desk to make an appointment if you wish to visit the district in person.
Protecting the health of our employees and the community we serve is our top priority. Our district is committed to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and is modifying its services and staff schedule in accordance with the CDC and local public health recommendations.
At this time, in order to protect staff and residents, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, home inspections will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will be conducted contact-free with the resident. Residents experiencing issues with mosquitoes can refer to the webpage for resources on how to conduct inspections of their own property. The use of insect repellent to reduce mosquito bites is highly encouraged. For more information on how to prevent mosquito breeding, visit our Do-it-Yourself Mosquito Solutions Page.
We remain committed to protecting public health and will continue to operate mission-critical programs to ensure we control the threat of mosquito-borne viruses. Field staff will continue to service public spaces such as flood control channels, rivers, street gutters, underground storm drains, etc. and unmaintained swimming pools. We will also continue to operate our outreach and educational programs remotely.
Can mosquitoes transmit COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. However, other viruses, such as West Nile virus, can be. Therefore, residents are asked to be proactive in the coming weeks while they stay close to home by eliminating mosquito sources around and inside their property, especially after a rain event.
Can I submit a request for service of mosquitoes or request mosquitofish?
At this time, service requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and will be conducted contact-free with the residents.
Residents experiencing issues with mosquitoes can learn how to prevent mosquito breeding on their property and how to protect themselves from mosquito bites by visiting the District’s Do-It-Yourself solutions page: D-I-Y Page
Vector control specialists will continue to monitor and treat for mosquitoes in public areas, such as channels, gutters and drains. Additionally, public information programs will continue online through social media, videos and the District’s website. Outreach and community events have resumed and can be requested by using our FORM. Modified classroom programs have resumed as well, but our beloved Mosquito SWAT Lab is not being used for the foreseeable future. Visit mosquiotlab.org to learn more.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will continue to respond to messages from the public by email at email@example.com.
If you have a large site of standing water you would like to report such as an unmaintained swimming pool, or a breeding source located in a public area, submit a request for service using our form: Service Request Form.
How can I control mosquitoes on my property during this challenging time?
The following steps will help reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted diseases and mosquito breeding this coming season:
- Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs or anything that holds water for more than a week.
- Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
- Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and other small containers weekly.
- Wear EPA-recommended insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes may be present.
If you are experiencing issues with mosquitoes, please visit our RESOURCES PAGE to learn how you can prevent mosquito breeding on your property.
District staff will continue to attend all COVID-19 briefings and follow the recommendations of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The District will continue to provide updates via our website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
By following public health recommendations and personal hygiene measures, we can all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District looks forward to serving your needs during this global pandemic. Thank you for your understanding.