LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Great Los Angeles County Vector Control District asked residents to assist in controlling invasive mosquito populations.

Any sightings of small, black-and-white mosquitoes or if you are being bitten by them during the day time, should result in a call to the district.

Also, water around your home should be dumped and drained. Eliminate plant saucers and other unnecessary containers and scrub outdoor pet water dishes weekly to remove mosquito eggs.

Do not share plant stems rooted in water and do not keep outdoor buckets full of water. The use of insect repellants are also recommended.

For more information or to report a particular problem, call (562) 944-9656.