Summer’s longer days and warmer nights mean more outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means more exposure to mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile virus. The normal seasonal uptick in West Nile occurrences has reached the Lakewood region according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVD). They urge residents to follow normal precautions against mosquito bites.
Reports show 20 communities around Los Angeles County have had mosquito samples test positive for the virus so far this year. This includes Lakewood and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Downey and Long Beach. Though West Nile trends are less than last year, experts advise continued caution.