Here’s how to arm yourself as mosquito season lands early

From the Los Angeles Daily News
March 25, 2019

The Aedes mosquitoes are here to stay, arriving in Southern California from Asia, Central America, Australia, and the southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Florida.

Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, arrived in Los Angeles County in 2011; Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, was recorded locally in 2014; and Aedes notoscriptus came in 2017.

The Aedes mosquito made its first Orange County appearance in 2015, in both Mission Viejo and the northern parts of the county, but they have since spread elsewhere in the county as well.

Experts think the pests often arrive  stateside plants being transported internationally, said Lora Young of the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

“We’re receiving calls from people who have brought their plants that have had dormant eggs on them indoors (over the winter),” Young said.

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