Mosquito Attack! Record Rainfall Means You’re A Target

March 14, 2019

This winter’s record rainfall has provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California, but it has also created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards, and health officials are urging people to take precautions against the insects.

“Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small containers that have collected rain water,” according to a statement Thursday from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

“Since mosquitoes can complete their life cycles from egg to adult in about a week, collected water should be emptied or used within the week, rain barrels and containers must be tightly sealed to prevent mosquito entry, and green, unmaintained pools should be cleaned.”

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