Officials Brace For Possible Cases Of Zika With Outbreak Of New Aggressive Mosquito In SoCal

LAKE BALBOA  (CBSLA.com)  —  Los Angeles residents already have to worry about quakes, mudslides, wild fires and horrible traffic.

But officials worry a new type of mosquito, the Aedes,could soon add Zika to that list.

It only takes a cap full of water  for larva to grow and mosquitoes to breed.

CBS2’s Craig Herrera says that because of all the rain we just had, this season could be especially bad for bites.

Sean Rotramel and his wife are hoping to add to their family.  He says he and his wife have avoided travel particularly to avoid things like Zika, that can cause disabilities, birth defects and neurological problems.

“Yeah, terrified. Me and my wife are trying for another baby and we’ve put tons of vacation plans on hold,” Rotramel said.

Officials say he has a right to be concerned about Aedes.

“They have the potential to spread different viruses like Zika virus, yellow fever and even dengue,” said Levy Sun of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

And unlike the native mosquito that carries the West Nile, aedes are invasive and look different.

They’re black and white,  they’re aggressive and bite during the daytime and they don’t lay their eggs in standing water.

“They lay their eggs onthe  stock of plants and on the side of containers which means even if you dump out the water, those eggs could still be present,” said Sun.

And aedes are not the only insect that has people jumping.

Be on the lookout for the crane fly.

“We call them mosquito eaters but apparently they don’t eat mosquitoes,” said Rotamel, “we have about 30,000 flying around out house.”

Crane flies are about the size of a quarter and the good news is, they’re harmless.

They pop up every spring and fall.

Vector control is out and about around the county including places like the Sepulveda Basin and Lake Balboa.

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  1. ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  2. Use Coco-Nut oil, it’s a natural repellant, Off does not work, sick for six months one year this month.

  3. Stock of plants? I think not. Stalk. Sigh.

    1. Jennifer: Good on you (I read it as a “stock” of plants which makes no sense; but you read it correctly). However, my understanding is that correcting grammar (or spelling, or sentence structure, or word meanings, or FACTS of any kind (such as dates, or persons, or populations, or reasons, or processes, or laws, or nation’s of origin, etc.) is RACIST and proves that you are WHITE and are exerting a WHITE PRIVILEGE since “people of color, and minorities, and journalists, and Leftists, and Democrats,” are not expected to be able to master English! In fact, English (by definition) is racist! Therefore, any corrections are discouraged, or we will harm their self-esteem, and give them tacit permission to murder us in our beds (and take all of our stuff)!

  4. Jack Pod says:

    Bring it on. LA Big Gooberment plans on kicking their a**.

  5. Zika is a scam by the CDC and WHO for funding

  6. Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

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