Orange County Vector Control Alerts Residents of Looming Mosquito Infestation-US News | The Epoch Times

MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—Invasive, ankle-biting mosquitoes are swarming Orange County, California, and the vectors will soon fill the 500 livable square miles in the county, according to the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVC). The Mission Viejo City Council requested that the OCMVC inform residents about infestation at the Nov. 9 city council meeting after residents across the county experienced discomfort and an inability to use their properties due to the infestation. “The unfortunate side is it’s still years away to get control of the mosquitos,” said Rick Howard, district manager of OCMVC, during the meeting. In 2015, the city of Mission Viejo experienced the first infestation at a private residence near Mission Viejo High School. OCMVC controlled the small outbreak. However, it expanded from 5.0 square miles to 140 square miles throughout the next five years, filling up approximately 20 percent of the county. Howard spoke about the …

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