From The Los Alamitos Patch
April 16, 2018
Mosquitoes are not only nuisances; they can cause sickness and death through the diseases they can carry. This week (April 15 -21) the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) joins public health agencies throughout the state to raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes can pose to local residents and families.
To kickoff California Mosquito Awareness Week and the mosquito season:
- OCMVCD is releasing a West Nile virus (WNV) Survivor video about the impact of a mosquito-borne illness on one local family (http://bit.ly/WNVSurvivor2018).
- The District has also deployed additional inspectors to canvass neighborhoods with historically higher than average mosquito activity to expand public education with residents.
- Vector Control officials have started meeting with various city staff to discuss mosquito control and fixing infrastructure issues.
- Mrs. Mosquito, OCMVCD’s Giant Inflatable Mosquito, along with District staff will be participating in events across the county to educate the public about mosquito sources found on their yards and what residents can do to protect themselves.
- The District’s social media pages will also be highlighting mosquito prevention tips and tricks and awarding prizes to participants.