If left unmaintained, a single swimming pool can produce up to 3 million mosquitoes in one month. Pools that produce mosquitoes are public health risks.
By News Desk
Controlling mosquitoes in non-functional pools is a year-round challenge and requires significant effort and planning to remain mosquito-free.
The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) provides services to 26 cities and was formed to protect residents from vector-borne diseases. Each city has a representative on its Board of Trustees. Mosquito control is a shared responsibility. All residents must make sure their swimming pools are clean and functional, and do not pose a public health risk by producing mosquitoes. With more than 2,300 pools to monitor, SGVMVCD needs cooperation from residents. While many pools are clean and functional, there are pool conditions that require multiple compliance checks every year. This can be resource-intensive and inconvenient for residents.
The SGVMVCD provides support programs for residents, such as providing assistance while a pool is restored to being clean and functional. Learn more at this link.
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