Mosquitoes might seem like an annoying nuisance, but did you know
they can transmit diseases that can make you sick? It only takes
one bite from a mosquito infected with a disease like West Nile
virus to put you at risk for serious illness.
The best thing any resident can do to prevent mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water. There are many common places around your own home that can hold standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Here are some tips on how to find and eliminate standing water.
The District collects and tests suitable birds of the following
groups: corvids, finches, sparrows, owls, and hawks.
You can submit a dead bird report to the California Department of
Public Health (CDPH) year-round using their online form, or you can
call and report a dead bird to the WNV Call Center
from April to October. The phone number is:
Your reports help us track West Nile Virus in California – thank
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that originated in
Africa. It first appeared in the United States in 1999 and it
moved West until it reached California in 2003. It is present
throughout the year, although illness is often associated with
peaks during hot summer months.