Long Beach Health Department Launches “Remove, Report and Protect” Campaign this Mosquito Season

From The Long Beach Post
May 10, 2018

Now that temperatures are warming up and residents are already reporting mosquito activity in their neighborhoods, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is launching the “Remove, Report and Protect” campaign during the 2018 mosquito season.

According to spokesperson Dr. Anissa Davis, last year was one of the busiest mosquito seasons on record as Aedes mosquitoes were found for the first time in Long Beach, which has the potential to transmit diseases such as heartworm and a parasitic disease that can affect both dogs and cats.

The Long Beach Vector Control Program has since confirmed the presence of Aedes mosquitoes in several different areas in Long Beach.  

“In addition to Aedes, we still have the Culex mosquitoes that transmit cases of West Nile Virus in Long Beach each year, which can cause significant illness and in rare cases can be fatal,” said Dr. Davis.

The Health Department campaign emphasizes three main messages for avoiding mosquito-borne diseases this season: remove, report and protect.

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