From Laguna Beach Patch
April 17, 2018
LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Mosquito Awareness was celebrated this week in Laguna Beach, Orange County and across California thanks state legislature. This is the season that breeds the bugs from wiggly larvae to the flying, sucking, stinging critters we all know and (don’t) love. In Orange County, the OC Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) joined public health agencies throughout the state to raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes and vectors can pose to local communities.
“Over the last few years, Orange County has experienced an increase in cases of mosquito-borne illnesses such as the West Nile virus. Furthermore, the presence of the invasive Aedes mosquitoes threatens the county with diseases such as Zika virus, dengue fever, and Chikungunya” said Mary-Joy Coburn, OCMVCD Public Affairs Coordinator. “To ensure the protection of family, friends, and pets, it’s extremely important to make sure that residents are taking the proper steps to eliminate standing water on their properties and to control the mosquito population.”