Disease-spreading mosquitoes found in Tulare

California Department of Public Health map of disease-spreading mosquitoes

The Tulare Mosquito Abatement District says that a dangerous disease-spreading breed of mosquito has been found in the city of Tulare.

It’s called Aedes aegypti, and the California Department of Public Health says it can transmit a number of potentially deadly disease, including:

  • Dengue Fever
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika Virus
  • Yellow Fever

We’re told the mosquito is not native to California and can be found in Mexico.

This same mosquito has also been found in Fresno County, Visalia, Exeter, and a number of other Central Valley cities.

It tends to live and lay its’ eggs in flower pots, pet bowls, bird baths, or anything else with standing water.

if you think you have these in your yard, or want to report neglected standing water, call Tulare Mosquito Abatement District at (559) 686-6628 or email: tularemosquito@gmail.com

There is no charge for inspections or mosquito control.

For more info go to this page by the California Department of Public Health.

The CDPH says you can prevent being bitten by mosquitoes by wearing bug sprays that include these chemicals:

  • DEET
  • Picaridin
  • IR3535
  • Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

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