Infected Mosquitos on the March


Since West Nile virus was first detected in the county in May, infected mosquito samples have also been detected in Anaheim, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Orange, and Seal Beach, indicating a more severe problem than in previous years, according to vector control officials.

Without major rainstorms, storm drains, flood channels and other water systems have become full of debris, impeding water flow and creating fertile mosquito breeding habitats, says a statement.

To combat the problem, the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District recommend eliminating any standing water around your home and ensure all window and door screens in your house are in good repair.

To report dead birds or neglected pools of water, call 714 971-2421.