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Invasive Aedes mosquitoes

A yellow fever mosquito feeding and filling up with blood.
Close-up photo of a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of feeding on human blood.

Non-native mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti have been detected in Santa Barbara County.  Please contact the District if you are being bitten by aggressive mosquitoes during daytime hours. These mosquitoes like to bite around the feet and ankles which is why residents being tormented by these pests call them "ankle biters". To learn more about the threats this species could bring and what you can do to prevent them from breeding around your house, please visit the links below. 

Aedes aegypti brochureInvasive Aedes press release

 Center for Disease Control website

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: