Asian Tiger mosquitoes, which can threaten residents’ health by spreading dengue fever and encephalitis B, have been spotted in El Monte and South El Monte China Press （僑報）reports.
San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District spokeswoman Kelly Middleton announced that they had obtained permits from Los Angeles County to eradicate the Asian Tiger mosquitoes using strong pesticides. The district will also spray in the infected areas and clear up the standing water to exterminate the mosquito larvae. The Asian Tiger mosquito eggs hibernate when the weather gets cold, and hatch in suitable temperature and moisture condition. Please call 626-814-9466 to report the mosquitoes.
The Asian Tiger Mosquitoes were identified in California for the first time in 2001, Alhambra Source reported in an article last year. In 2011, an El Monte woman reported an Asian Tiger mosquito biting her during the middle of the day. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District is working to educate residents, inspect standing water, test the infected range, and spray the infestation site.