Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Found in Villa Park
The Orange County Vector Control has identified mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus in traps they set up at Villa Park City Hall. They will be notifying all Villa Park residents within a 200-300 yard radius of City Hall (63 residents) on Monday, July 30th, and inspecting front & backyards on Wednesday, August 1st, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you wish to be present for the inspection, you can contact the OC Vector Control Office at (714) 971-2421 for a specific time frame withing the designated time period on the notification card. Please complete & sign the back of the notification card to give them permission to enter your yard and leave the card by your front door on Wednesday. Please leave gates unlocked and secure all pets for the inspectors' safety. If permission is not granted to enter your yard, inspectors will only inspect your front yard. OC Vector Control will continue to monitor an addition 263 homes for increased mosquito activity through services requests and traps.
To help lower the breeding sources:
- Dump/drain any standing water.
- Repair window & door screens.
- Apply repellent when outdoors.
- Avoid spending time outdoors at dawn or dusk.
- Report mosquitoes, dead birds, neglected swimming pools, ponds & fountains to (714) 971-2421.
Orange County Vector Control has provided informational documents (below) to help prevent mosquito bites, their breeding, and protective steps you can follow.
WNV Trifold Exterior
WNV Trifold Interior
Mosquito Bite Prevention