South Pasadena will join the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) beginning July 1.
Residents can expect a higher level of service on mosquito-related concerns, along with the benefits of aligning with a regional system, said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe.
“I’m very pleased to begin this partnership,” DeWolfe said. “The District performs a vital service to maintain the quality of life and public health in the communities it serves.”
With the addition of South Pasadena, the District now covers 26 cities in the region. It provides surveillance, inspection, treatment and education for mosquitoes and black flies.
The most commonly requested services include: Property inspections for mosquito breeding sources, investigation and/or treatment of neglected pools, delivery of mosquito fish, investigation/surveillance of day-biting mosquitoes, and investigation into excessive activity of biting insects.
“We are proud to protect South Pasadena residents, businesses and visitors from established and emerging mosquito threats,” said Jared Dever, general manager of the SGVMVCD. “But we can’t forget that the fight against mosquitoes often takes place in our own backyards and patios. We all share the responsibility of a healthier and bite-free South Pasadena. Eliminating stagnant water weekly is an important public health habit.”
Beginning July 1, South Pasadena residents can access District services by calling 626-814-9466 or through an online service request form at www.sgvmosquito.org. Information is also posted on the South Pasadena City website, www.southpasadenaca.gov.
Officials will deliver a presentation on District resources and services at the July 18 meeting of the South Pasadena City Council.