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Invasive Aedes mosquitoes

A yellow fever mosquito feeding and filling up with blood.

Non-native mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti, were first detected in Santa Barbara County in September 2020. To learn more about the threats they pose and what you can do to prevent their breeding, you can read more here: 

Aedes aegypti brochureAedes aegypti brochure-SpanishInvasive Aedes press release

Information from the California Department of Public Health on invasive Aedes mosquitoes including a map of where they are in California, educational materials, updates on Aedes-related virus infections in California and more:

 Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes

Visit the Mosquito & Vector Control Association of California for information, including short videos, that explain some of the innovative technologies that can be used for controlling non-native Aedes mosquitoes: Innovative Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions about innovative technologies: 


A Public Service Announcement on Aedes aegypti in Santa Barbara (produced by and in cooperation with the City of Santa Barbara):