City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Heavy winter rains, combined with the warmer weather, is creating an ideal situation for mosquitoes to breed. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis advises that residents should follow the below precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
Mosquitoes can carry serious diseases like West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria and Zika, and can present a serious public health concern. Mosquitos cannot transmit the COVID-19 virus.
What can people do to protect themselves?
Vector control inspections and mosquito abatement programs are still operational during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are urged to report unusual numbers of day-biting mosquitoes and neglected or green pools in one of the following ways:
Report dead birds to the California Department of Public Health by calling 1-877-WNV-BIRD or online at: westnile.ca.gov.
Residents can find more information about mosquitoes, rodents and fleas by visiting www.longbeach.gov/health and by following the Health Department on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media inquiries can be directed to Judeth Luong, Acting Environmental Health Manager, Department of Health & Human Services, 562.570.4104.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.