Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD)has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Lake Balboa this year. The mosquitoes were collected in traps in the community on July 26th. District staff will place posters around the trap locations to advise residents to take precautions when mosquitoes are present.
Mosquito Prevention and Protection
Mosquito control is a shared responsibility and residents must take an active role in reducing the threat of WNV in their neighborhoods by taking the following steps:
- Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs or anything that holds water for over 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 insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes may be present.
- Report neglected (green) swimming pools in your neighborhood to GLACVCD.