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Increased Activity of Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes in Orange County PDF
ADVISORY - Strong Odor in the Air in Portions of Orange County PDF
First Indication of West Nile Virus Activity in Orange County for 2018 PDF
Make Your Home Mosquito Free
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: June 24 - 30

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California Mosquito Awareness Week April 15 – 21: Vector Control Officials remind everyone to prevent and protect from mosquitoes (English, Español) PDF
Rainfall and Rising Tempatures Can Mean More Mosquitoes PDF
California Department of Regulations Honors Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District for Innovations That Reduce Pesticide Risk PDF
Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes Increase in Numbers as they Spread Across Orange County PDF
Los mosquitos Aedes invasivos aumentan su número a medida que se propagan por el condado de Orange PDF
OC Vector Labor Day Weekend Update PDF
OC Vector Control Partners with Nextdoor to Promote Public Health PDF
Free Tire Recycling Event to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sources in Anaheim PDF
Truck-Mounted Mosquito Control Applications Scheduled in La Habra PDF
Giant Inflatable Mosquito Makes an Appearance to Increase Public Awareness about Invasive Mosquitoes PDF
First Indications of West Nile virus Activity in Orange County for 2017 PDF
Mosquito Awareness Week April 16-20: Orange County Focused on Prevention and Early Intervention PDF
Mosquito and Vector Control District Fighting to Suppress Mosquitoes Before They Emerge as Adults PDF
Free Tire Recycling Event to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sources in Garden Grove PDF
Saint Louis Encephalitis Found in Orange County Mosquitoes PDF
Significant Increase in Mosquitoes Infected with West Nile Virus Found in Orange County PDF
4th of July Weekend - Mosquito Bite Prevention Reminder PDF
Mosquitoes Infected With West Nile Virus Continue to Spread in Orange County PDF
First Indications of West Nile Virus in 2016 PDF
Public Notice for Application of Public Health Pesticides April 29, 2016 PDF
Public Notice for Application of Public Health Pesticides December 31, 2015 PDF
First Indication of West Nile Virus in 2015 PDF
Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Discovered in Orange County
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Orange County Officials Urge Caution Against Mosquito Bites (English, Español) PDF
Adult Mosquito Control Application Schedule PDF
Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Gets New Name by Adding a Familiar Word PDF
Public Notice for Application of Public Health Pesticides
MEDIA ADVISORY - Notification of Press Conference Regarding West Nile Virus PDF
ALERT: West Nile Virus Continues to Rise PDF

West Nile virus Activity Alert in the City of Santa Ana

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Public Notice for Application of Public Health Pesticides PDF
2014 Red Imported Fire Ant Neighborhood Treatment Schedule PDF

2016 Media

Mites intrude new wood chips placed at Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 21, 2016OC Register
The fight against Zika: What it takes to avoid raising mosquitoes in your backyardOctober 21, 2016Whittier Daily News
Mites invade new wood chips placed at Lake Forest Elementary, site of bug bite outbreakOctober 21, 2016OC Register
Spraying, new wood chips coming to playgroundsOctober 20, 2016Orange County Reporter
Mites intrude new wood chips placed at Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 20, 2016Orange County Reporter
West Nile death is O.C.'s first of yearOctober 20, 2016OC Register
La Habra woman is first West Nile virus death of 2016October 19, 2016My News LA
Orange County reports West Nile Virus related deathOctober 19, 2016Orange County Breeze
West Nile Virus Death Reported in Orange CountyOctober 19, 2016PATCH
West Nile death is O.C.'s first of yearOctober 19, 2016Orange County Reporter
Spraying, new wood chips coming to playgrounds at Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 18, 2016OC Register
Orange County health officials today reported the area's first West Nile virus-related death of 2016October 18, 2016City News Service, Inc.
District removes mite-infested wood chips from schoolOctober 13, 2016Orange County Reporter
California’s war on bugsOctober 13, 2016OC Register
District removing mite-infested wood chips from Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 8, 2016OC Register
School district removing mite-infested wood chips from Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 7, 2016OC Register
2016 shaping up as banner year for West NileOctober 7, 2016Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Mysterious mite outbreak causes student rash at Lake Forest Elementary SchoolOctober 7, 2016My News LA
Mystery skin rash outbreak at Lake Forest school appears to be solvedOctober 6, 2016ABC 7
Mites likely responsible for skin irritaionsOctober 6, 2016Orange County Reporter
Mites behind School MysteryOctober 6, 2016OC Register
Mystery solved? Bloodthirsty mites likely source of skin irritation at Lake Forest Elementary, official saysOctober 6, 2016OC Register
Mysterious Bites Leave Students, Teachers Asking One Question - What's Responsible For It?October 6, 2016All Thats Fab
Mites behind School MysteryOctober 5, 2016Orange County Reporter
A recent outbreak of rashes at a Lake Forest elementary school was caused by mites from a nearby playing fieldOctober 5, 2016City News Service, Inc.
Mite specialist tours Lake Forest school to determine source of skin irritationsOctober 4, 2016OC Register
Mite specialist tours Lake Forest Elementary to determine source of skin irritationsOctober 3, 2016OC Register
Lake forest skin illsOctober 1, 2016OC Register
Staff members to lay pest control traps at Lake Forest ElementaryOctober 1, 2016My informs
Protect yourself from the deadliest animal on EarthOctober 1, 2016OC Register
Lake Forest Elementary employees putting out pest traps to find source of skin irritationsOctober 1, 2016OC Register
Mystery rash at elementary school: Dozens attacked by ‘biting, stinging insects’ in Lake ForestSeptember 30, 2016My News LA
Students at California school develop mysterious rashSeptember 30, 2016Health Medicine Network
Students at California school develop mysterious rashSeptember 30, 2016Fox News
Orange County Outbreak: Students And Staff At Lake Forest Elementary Covered In Rash Of Unknown OriginSeptember 30, 2016The Inquisitr
Skin Rashes and Bug Bites at California School Baffle ExpertsSeptember 30, 2016KCTV 5
Mysterious Skin Rash Strikes SchoolsSeptember 30, 2016CBS 2
Mysterious Skin Rash Strikes SchoolsSeptember 29, 2016CBS 2
More Students Develop Mysterious, Red Blotches After Attending California Elementary SchoolSeptember 29, 2016KFSM 5 News
More students develop mysterious, red blotches after attending California elementary schoolSeptember 29, 2016WTVR CBS 6
‘It’s a Big Mystery’: Authorities Baffled After Dozens Report Rash-Like Irritation at Lake Forest SchoolsSeptember 29, 2016KTLA 5
Unexplained rash breaks out among children, staff at Southern California elementary schoolSeptember 29, 2016Daily News Online
Cause of skin irritations still a mysterySeptember 29, 2016OC Register
The cause of skin irritations at Lake Forest school still a mysterySeptember 29, 2016OC Register
5 More Cases of Rash-Like Skin Irritation Reported to School District Officials in Lake ForestSeptember 28, 2016KTLA 5
Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials are still stumped as to what has caused skin irritations in students and staff at Lake Forest ElementarySeptember 28, 2016Orange County Reporter
Cause of Rash Outbreak at School Still UnknownSeptember 28, 2016KNBC
Tests Rule Out Some Insects, Mice As Cause Of Rash Outbreak At OC Elementary SchoolSeptember 28, 2016CBS Los Angeles - Online
Lake Forest school investigating profusion of skin irritationsSeptember 28, 2016OC Register
Officials Investigate After Lake Forest Elementary Students, Staff Report Having Rash-Like Skin IrritationSeptember 28, 2016KTLA 5
Lake Forest school officials don't know what's causing major skin irritations in studentsSeptember 27, 2016OC Register
Tests done today at an elementary school in Lake Forest where students and staff have been afflicted with rashes were negative for live pestsSeptember 27, 2016City News Service, Inc.
Testing today at an elementary school in Lake Forest where students and staff have been afflicted with rashes were negative for live pestsSeptember 27, 2016City News Service, Inc.
Lake Forest school investigating profusion of skin irritationsSeptember 27, 2016Orange County Reporter
Newport BeachSeptember 20, 2016OC Register
West nile cases in O.C. RISE to 16September 20, 2016OC Register
16 West Nile Cases Reported in O.C. This SeasonSeptember 20, 2016My informs
West Nile cases in Orange County rise to 16September 20, 2016OC Register
West Nile cases in Orange County rise to 16September 19, 2016DailyMe
Meeting to focus on dealing with mosquitoesSeptember 16, 2016Daily Pilot
Rancho Santa MargaritaSeptember 14, 2016OC Register
Rancho Santa MargaritaSeptember 14, 2016OC Register
Costa Mesa mosquito-abatement plan is working so far, officials say September 13, 2016Daily Pilot
FAQ: What is West Nile virus?September 12, 2016KPCC 89.3
Mosquito abatement appears successful at Costa Mesa's Fairview ParkSeptember 8, 2016OC Register
MosquitoesAugust 30, 2016CBS 2/9
Mosquitoes found in Orange County carrying rarely-seen virusAugust 30, 2016KABC 7
SLE in OCAugust 30, 2016KFI - iheart radio
SLE in OCAugust 30, 2016KNX
Another mosquito-borne virus reemerges in Orange CountyAugust 30, 2016KPCC 89.3
Encephalitis is newest virus in mosquito arsenal in O.C.August 29, 2016OC Register
Number of Mosquitoes Tested Positive for West Nile Virus IncreasesAugust 26, 2016Dana Point Times
Protesters worried about prospect of aerial spraying in O.C. to fight mosquitoesAugust 18, 2016OC Register
Jared Dever: Zika Virus in SoCal, what you need to knowAugust 17, 2016Fox News
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes in MVAugust 15, 2016KNX
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes in MVAugust 15, 2016KFI - iheart radio
Asian Tiger Mosquito in MV Lake profileAugust 14, 2016ABC/NBC
Asian Tiger mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus found in Mission ViejoAugust 13, 2016OC Register
More Californians Infected With West Nile VirusAugust 12, 2016CA Healthline
Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in San Juan CapistranoAugust 12, 2016Capistrano Dispatch
Rancho Santa Margarita Vector Controls--Keep Mosquito Free with these TipsAugust 12, 2016RSM Patch
Two more O.C. residents infected with West Nile virusAugust 11, 2016OC Register
Mosquito Carrying West Nile Virus Identified in San ClementeAugust 11, 2016San Clemente Times
Commentary: We all need to pitch in to contain the mosquito problemAugust 9, 2016Daily Pilot
5 things you need to know about Zika's impact on Southern CaliforniaAugust 6, 2016Press Enterprise
5 things Southern Californians need to know about ZikaAugust 6, 2016LA Daily News
Number of mosquitoes with West Nile double in OCAugust 6, 2016My News LA
West Nile virus in O.C. mosquito samples nearly doubles in one weekAugust 5, 2016OC Register
City, Vector Control District Continue Efforts Mosquitoes Test Positive for West NileAugust 5, 2016Dana Point Times
Costa Mesa launces plan to fight mosquitoes at Fairview ParkAugust 4, 2016OC Register
Costa Mesa unveils plan to fight mosquitoes in Fairview Park wetlandsAugust 4, 2016LA Times
West Nile virus activity spreads to 16th Orange County cityAugust 1, 2016OC Register
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Dana PointJuly 29, 2016Dana Point Times
La Habra Notes: Learn to help in an emergencyJuly 29, 2016OC Register
Mosquito with West Nile virus found in Costa Mesa adds to county's upward trendJuly 28, 2016Daily Pilot
More Orange Co. Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile VirusJuly 27, 2016PATCH
Dana Point Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile VirusJuly 27, 2016PATCH
West Nile virus found in Santa Ana July 26, 2016ABC 4
West Nile virus found in Santa Ana July 26, 2016KCAL 9
West Nile Virus found in Garden GroveJuly 21, 2016OC Breeze
LH set to combat West Nile with sprayJuly 21, 2016La Habra Journal
More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virusJuly 18, 2016OC Register
KFI Broadcast - west nile virus on the riseJuly 13, 2016KFI
La Habra a hot spot in county's West Nile virus fight after infected mosquitoes foundJuly 12, 2016OC Register
Infected Mosquitoes on the MarchJuly 8, 2016The Indy
Protect yourself from Mosquitoes in Seal Beach, Areas of Orange CountyJuly 6, 2016PATCH
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in more Orange County citiesJune 26, 2016OC Register
Warm weather brings out mosquitoes and raises threat of West Nile virusJune 21, 2016OC Breeze
How to Deal with West Nile Virus MosquitoesMay 20, 2016Miday Mail
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in Orange County for the first time in 2016May 19, 2016KPCC 89.3
Infected O.C. mosquitoes signal start of West Nile virus seasonMay 17, 2016OC Register
West Nile virus found mosquito samples in Seal Beach, La HabraMay 17, 2016Press Telegram
Vector Control Board Could Revisit Aerial Spraying Next MonthApril 28, 2016SC Times
Orange County won't spray for West Nile mosquitoes, for nowApril 22, 2016KPCC 89.3
Vector Control Keeps Options Open for Mosquito Aerial SprayingApril 22, 2016PATCH
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes rejected for O.C. - at least for nowApril 22, 2016OC Register
Vector Control to vote on allowing aerial spraying to fight mosquito battleApril 20, 2016OC Register
Group that convinced Irvine to nix synthetic pesticides takes aim at mosquito aerial-spray planApril 13, 2016OC Register
County by county, the West braces for rise in mosquito-borne diseasesMarch 31, 2016High County News
Controversy in Orange County Over Aerial Spraying Plan to Fight West Nile VirusMarch 31, 2016ABC 7
Residents protest aerial spraying as weapon against mosquitoesMarch 22, 2016OC Register
Costa Mesa man who visited Central America is first reported case of Zika virus in O.C.March 10, 2016OC Register
To notify or not to notify? That's the issue being raised about aerial spraying over O.C.February 26, 2016OC Register
Orange County hunts the Zika mosquito to prevent virus' spreadFebruary 25, 2016KPCC 89.3
El Salvador Urges Against Pregnancies Until 2018February 4, 2016Press Telegraph
Zika-linked Mosquitoes 'Infesting' Orange CountyFebruary 3, 2016Breitbart
Infestation of tropical mosquitoes have been found in Orange CountyFebruary 2, 2016FOX News
New tropical mosquito infestation discovered in Garden GroveFebruary 2, 2016OC Register
LA and Orange County working to prevent spread of Zika virusJanuary 22, 2016KPCC 89.3
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