Aedes mosquitoes biting and breeding

From Champion Newspapers
August 1, 2020

The “Aedes” mosquitoes are aggressively biting residents leaving behind red marks that are itchy and sometimes painful.

The black mosquitoes with distinctive white bands on their bodies are considered “invasive” because they can potentially carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika and others.

The good news is that there have been no cases of West Nile Virus as of July 24 in the boundaries of the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District even though the activity and spread of the mosquitoes is on the rise.

The District includes Chino Hills, Chino, Ontario, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and county areas.

Brian Reisinger of the District said the mosquitoes are small-container, backyard breeders that bite day and night.

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