Noticed more mosquitos lately? Here’s how to prevent infestations and stay safe

So far, 26 samples of West Nile virus have been found in LA mosquitos. Photo by Shutterstock.

Mosquitoes often travel via plane or cargo ship, and they transmit illnesses such as the West Nile virus. So far, 26 samples have popped up in LA. What risks do the flying insects pose for Angelenos, and how can we prevent their proliferation?