• Aggressive ‘Ankle-Biter’ Mosquito Eating SoCal Alive

    A new species of mosquito going against the traditional modus operandi of attacking human flesh at dusk is tearing through Southern California, causing some residents to call it an “invasion.” The Aedes mosquito, or “ankle biter” as it’s not-so-affectionately being called, will aggressively nip at skin multiple times in one sitting, and will come out […]

  • Vector Control Warns of Invasive Mosquitoes this Summer

    The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is warning valley residents about the possible growth of an invasive mosquito species. Researchers with the district said in the past few years, 3 non-native mosquito species have rampantly spread throughout the state.  And they are capable of transmitting several viruses including dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika. In […]

  • First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Valley This Year

    La Quinta, CA Health officials confirm a resident of La Quinta positive for West Nile virus, becoming the first recorded case of the virus in the Coachella Valley this year. . But because mosquito-borne virus is already the highest on record in the valley, Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District General Manager Jeremy Witte says it’s a […]

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