From the Antelope Valley Press
May 12, 2022
As warmer temperatures start and summer approaches in the Antelope Valley, residents are reminded that the change in the weather also means the beginning of mosquito season.
Of particular concern is an invasive species known to carry tropical diseases, a population that saw a tenfold increase in the Antelope Valley, last year, according to Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District officials.
The Aedes mosquito is not native to the area but was first found here, in October 2018. The mosquitos are known to carry different diseases than our native mosquitos, including yellow fever (they are sometimes known as yellow fever mosquitos), dengue fever, chikungunya and zika virus, according to officials.
None of these diseases have yet been found in the Antelope Valley or California.