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Mosquitoes


Vectors, as defined by the California Department of Public Health, are "any insect or other arthropod, rodent or other animal of public significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agents of human disease, or capable of causing human discomfort and injury."  Under this definition of a vector, the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) provides surveillance and control measures for rats, mosquitoes, flies and Red Imported Fire Ants.

The District provides services for all of Orange County to control for these vectors. The District conducts regular surveillance for vectors and vector-borne diseases that can make the citizens of, or visitors to, Orange County ill, or can be a nuisance.

While the District conducts regular surveillance and control measures throughout the County there are a number of things homeowners can do around their homes to protect themselves from vectors.

Red Imported Fire Ant

ZIKA VIRUS INFORMATION

HOW TO PREVENT WEST NILE VIRUS

Whenever you are Outdoors:

  • Avoid spending time outdoors at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active
  • Wear long pants and long sleeve shirts
  • Use Deet-based mosquito repellent, according to label instructions

Around the House:

  • Eliminate any source of standing water in your yard
  • Make sure window screens are in good repair and fit properly
  • Report to the District any large breeding sites in your neighborhood:
    • Abandoned swimming pools
    • Accumulations of trash and containers capable of holding water

INFORMATION FROM ORANGE COUNTY VECTOR CONTROL


For more information on West Nile Virus or other vector related issues, visit the Orange County Vector Control District at www.ocvcd.org or call 949-654-2421.



Contact
City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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