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                                       Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is native to Southeast Asia and is currently established in the south and southeastern United States. This aggressive, day-time biting mosquito can potentially transmit the viruses that cause dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis, and canine heartworm. Asian tiger mosquitoes are responsible for recent outbreaks of dengue virus in Florida, Hawaii, and Texas.

Description: The Asian tiger mosquito is approximately ¼ inch long with distinctive black and white stripes on its thorax, abdomen, and legs.

Breeding habits: This mosquito will lay eggs in buckets, flower pots, old tires, and even flowering plants such as bromeliads. It is known as a “container breeder” and prefers to lay its eggs inside water-filled containers or on stems of aquatic plants. When flooded, the eggs hatch and larvae mature to biting adults in 7 to 12 days.

Unlike the mosquitoes that we are familiar with in Southern California, the Asian tiger mosquito is an invasive pest that has the potential to transmit debilitating viruses such as dengue and chikungunya. Both of these diseases have not been reported in LA County and have not been transmitted locally. However, if a person with the virus spends time in an area where Asian tiger mosquitoes are found, there is an increased chance of an outbreak occuring in Los Angeles County. Currently, many cities across the country are reporting many chikungunya cases from travelers coming back to the U.S.

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Notice of cancellation of the Personnel Board Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled Personnel Board Meeting of Tuesday, November 25, 2014 has been canceled due to lack of quorum. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014, unless posted otherwise. Notice of Cancellation...
Notice of Vacancy for Human Relations Commission
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a City Commission term of office is open. Position expired on September 30, 2014: 1 position Human Relations Commission Read on...
Notice of Cancellation of the Planning Commission Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting of Wednesday, November 26, 2014, has been CANCELLED. Notice of Cancellation
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Azusa has been CANCELLED. Notice of Cancellation...
Notice of Cancellation of the Utility Board Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled Utility Board Meeting on Monday, December 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at Azusa Light & Water, 729 N. Azusa Avenue, has been CANCELED. Notice of Cancellation...
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