From The Long Beach Post
October 3, 2018
They’re tiny. They’re hungry. And they’re invading the city.
An invasive mosquito species called the Aedes is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Long Beach and Southern California, causing concern over possible disease outbreaks in the near future.
Known as the “ankle biter,” the Aedes has been making its home in Southern California over the last several years.
In Long Beach, the non-native species was first detected last year in the northwest corner of the city. This season they’re everywhere.
“They’ve colonized all the ZIP codes,” said Lamar Rush, a supervisor for the Long Beach Health Department’s Vector Control Program. “It started with a few calls last year, and this year it’s just exploded.”