New invasive species of mosquito found in AV

From the Antelope Valley Press
July 24, 2021

LANCASTER — An invasive mosquito species known to spread tropical diseases has been found in new locations in the Antelope Valley, and officials are warning residents to take precautions to prevent their spread.

The Aedes mosquitoes were found in two new locations in Palmdale, according to the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. One site is near 35th Street East and Avenue Q-4, and one site is near 37th Street East and Avenue Q. Neither site has recorded this species before, and these are the first two detections of this year.

The Aedes mosquito is not native to the area but was first found here in October 2018. It was traced to Los Angeles, said District Manager Leann Verdick.

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