West Nile virus detected in Arcadia

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MOSQUITO 7 VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT informing Arcadia that one of their routine traps located in Arcadia detected mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Detection of West Nile virus is an expected annual occurrence in L.A. County, which means residents must tip out stagnant water weekly, toss unused containers, and protect themselves with repellent.

This notification is standard agency procedure for the first positive of the year in cities/communities in our jurisdiction.

In response, our agency will continue to provide education, monitor for diseases, and control mosquitoes in known sources. In addition, we’re already scheduled to attend Arcadia city’s National Night Out on August 4.