Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquito Prompts Santa Clarita Public Information Session

From KHTS AM 1220
October 10, 2017

The disease-transmitting Aedes mosquito has been confirmed in the Santa Clarita area, prompting city officials to host a Public Information Session about the species.

The session will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers on October 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Officials will be discussing combative measures to control the Aedes mosquito species locally. Residents will be offered tips to protect themselves and their families.

Public Information Officers Levy Sun and Wesley Colling from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control will be there to discuss protection options for residents and business owners.

“Residents, businesses, property management companies and landscapers are encouraged to attend this meeting,” a city news release stated.

The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District tells residents that the Aedes mosquito is a public health concern because they can transmit Zika virus, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya.

The Aedes mosquito is known to bite during the day, live in cities and thrive indoors and outdoors, the city news release said.

For additional information regarding the session, please contact Levy Sun at (562) 325-3271. For more information about Aedes mosquitoes, visit the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District website here.