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VOLUME 12 NO. 34




Recent emerging mosquito threats add increased 
mosquito-borne disease risk

Aedes mosquitoes, which can transmit Zika, 
yellow fever and dengue fever, recently infested 
San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel Valley, Calif. – Amid year-round 
mosquito threats and an increase in demand for 
vector control protection, residents in Baldwin 
Park, Pasadena and South Pasadena can rest a 
little easier knowing their cities are protected 
by vector control. However, vector control 
officials stress that every resident must still take 
responsibility of mosquito control in and around 
their home.

The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector 
Control District (SGVMVCD) is providing full 
service to 26 San Gabriel Valley cities and parts 
of unincorporated L.A. County. SGVMVCD is 
one of five vector control districts in L.A. County.

Benefits of an Enhanced Mosquito Control 

Programs provided throughout SGVMVCD 
include mosquito and disease surveillance; 
collection of dead birds for West Nile testing; 
regular inspections and control of standing 
water sources; and education and outreach. 
SGVMVCD does not provide control services for 
bees and rodents.

For more than 10 years, SGVMVCD staff 
dedicated efforts to control native Culex 
mosquitoes, which can spread West Nile virus 
and bite during dawn and dusk.

The Mosquito Threats Continue to Grow

However, since 2011, vector control has been 
battling infestations of invasive, black-and-white 
striped Aedes mosquitoes. These aggressive 
daytime-biting mosquitoes are uniquely 
adapted to city environments. Presence of Aedes 
mosquitoes increases the outbreak risk of Zika, 
dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya 
viruses. Currently, there is no confirmation of a 
local outbreak of these viruses.

“Residents in newly added cities will benefit from 
a comprehensive mosquito control program,” 
said Levy Sun, public information officer 
for SGVMVCD. “However, the fight against 
mosquitoes is in people’s backyards and patios – 
places where residents must take responsibility 
for stagnant water sources.”

Let's Work Together

Vector control is calling upon all residents to 
do their part of this shared responsibility by 
following these steps:

·Tip stagnant water out and toss all unused
containers that may hold water. Eliminate plant 
saucers and unnecessary containers. Do not keep 
uncovered buckets of water.

·Do not transport or share plant stems rooted in

·Use insect repellent containing CDC-approved
active ingredients, such as oil of lemon eucalyptus, 
DEET, Picaridin or IR3535 to avoid bites.

·If, after dumping stagnant water, residents
continue to experience mosquito problems, they 
can submit a service request to SGVMVCD at or call 626-814-9466.

Residents in Sierra Madre see them almost 
everyday as they go about their daily lives. The police 
officers, fire fighters, SM Search and Rescue members, 
CERT Voluntters that the village knows will always be 
there in case of disaster, large or small. Sometimes 
when we see them, they are in their civilian clothes, 
other times they are in their offiial regalia taking on 
one dangerous challenge after another. Without 
question, a great deal of the ambience of Sierra Madre 
is due to their presence. So the question must be 
asked, 'do we say thank you enough?' Probably not.

Often when one thinks of First Responders in a 
small town, they think of the cat stuck in the tree, or other every day occurrences. However, the truth is SM 
First Responders have been there through floods, fires, windstorms, lost hikers, and much more. 

So, on Tuesday, September11, 2018, the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will honor their efforts at a luncheon. 

The Kiwanis Club, celebrating 71 years of existence in Sierra Madre, has a mission that is focused on 
helping our children, 'one child, one community at a time'. In order to achieve that goal, supporting those 
who keep our community safe fpr all of us is also a priority.

The event will be held at The Lodge, 33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre at noon. The public is invited. 
Lunch is $10. Make your reservations early as there will be limited seating available. Contact Kiwanis 
President, Judy Webb-Martin at 626-688-2273.


Efficient water use is a way of life in Sierra Madre, and it is important to 
remember that permanent water use restrictions remain in effect regardless 
of the drought status. In addition to efficient water use practices, the City 
has a number of resources available to help residents and businesses manage 
water consumption.

Are You Watering On The Right Days?

Wondering which days you can water your lawn or garden? Sierra 
Madre Municipal Code designates which days residents can water based on 
their residential address. Please refer to the following when planning your 

Even-Numbered Addresses: 

Mondays and Thursdays

Before 10:00 AM and After 4:00 PM

Odd-Numbered Addresses (and those ending in fractions):

Tuesdays and Fridays

Before 10:00 AM and After 4:00 PM

Need to Report Water Waste?

Do you notice water being wasted, such as irrigation water running down the street, broken or misdirected 
sprinklers watering pavement or watering in the middle of the day? You can anonymously report waste 
though the City’s website,

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