Pandemic Could Make SoCal’s Mosquito Invasion Even Worse

From NBC Los Angeles
September 30, 2020

Millions of Southern Californians have been under attack–itching and scratching from bites all over their bodies–by what appears to be a record explosion of tiny “ankle-biter” mosquitoes, known as the Aedes breed.

“I have bites on my ears, under my chin, on my breasts, in between my fingers, not just on my ankles,” says LA resident Rosemary Hochschild. “I feel like I’m going to go mad.”

But efforts to control these mosquitoes by LA County’s Vector Control agency have been hampered by the pandemic.

When the pandemic started, Vector Control had to stop performing service calls at residents’ homes. During those calls, Vector Control inspectors will come to your home, tell you where mosquitoes are breeding, and often treat those areas with “larvicide.”

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