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Invasive Mosquitoes

Invasive Mosquitoes in Santa Barbara County
  • Yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) was identified for the first time in Fall 2020. (press release)
  • Southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) carrying West Nile virus was trapped for the first time in three years in Fall 2020. (press release)
  • Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has not yet been identified in Santa Barbara County.