Mosquitoes in Orange County pose more health threats than ever before, and residents need to ensure standing water around their homes is eliminated, a representative from the OC Mosquito and Vector Control District told homeowners association representatives on Thursday, May 9.
More than 30 representatives of 15 homeowners associations in Lake Forest attended the City’s third HOA Roundtable at the Sports Park and Recreation Center. In addition to vector control, HOA reps also heard from the US Census Bureau, United Way, OC Sheriff’s Department and City.
Vector Control District Manager Rick Howard said new species of mosquitoes in the county are more than annoying – they can spread disease. While the county has done a good job containing West Nile Virus the past few years, standing water around homes provides breeding grounds, and new invasive species can carry Zika and other disease. Howard advised everyone to tip anything holding water around homes. See https://www.ocvector.org/ for more information.