The Aedes aegypti mosquito. Photo courtesy of Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District

With the day-biting Aedes mosquito having invaded foothill communities, State Sen. Anthony Portantino on Saturday will host a forum in collaboration with the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District and the Pasadena Health Department.

The forum will take place at Pasadena City College’s Community Education Center.

The Aedes mosquito can transmit serious diseases such as zika virus, yellow fever and dengue, and can breed in a teaspoon of water.

The event will teach area residents how to effectively fight against the persistently invasive Aedes mosquito and will include “Mosquito 101, disease risks, and effective repellants.”

It is free and open to the public.

It will take place in the Jack Scott Room of PCC Community Education Center, 3035 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 91107, and run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Portantino’s office asks those interested in attending to RSVP Vickere Murphy at vickere.murphy@sen.ca.gov or call (818) 409-0400.

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