Get the 411 on Those Pesky (and Dangerous) Mosquitoes at Saturday Forum

Published : Friday, October 18, 2019 | 1:10 PM

State Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena and the 25th Senate District, will be hosting a Mosquito Forum, a community discussion about the invasive Aedes mosquito, this Saturday, October 19, at the Pasadena City College Community Education Center, from 2 to 4 p.m.

A statement from the senator’s office said the forum is being held 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.

Experts from the participating agencies are expected to focus on the new, day-biting Aedes mosquito that has been invading foothill communities, making it nearly impossible to be outside without being bitten.

These mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases like Zika virus, yellow fever and dengue, and can breed even in a teaspoon of water.

With this event, residents should be informed about how to effectively fight the persistently invasive mosquito. The forum will also include Mosquito 101, disease risks, and the use of effective repellents.

This event will be at the Jack Scott Room of the PCC Community Education Center and is free and open to the public.

To RSVP, call (818) 409-0400, or email Vickere.Murphy@sen.ca.gov.

The PCC Community Education Center is at 3035 E Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena.

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