Cases of disease spread by pests such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have tripled nationwide in the U.S. since 2004. Here Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Cases of disease spread by pests such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have tripled nationwide in the U.S. since 2004. Here Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File) Felipe Dana AP
Cases of disease spread by pests such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have tripled nationwide in the U.S. since 2004. Here Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File) Felipe Dana AP

Mosquito-borne diseases are a real threat in California. Let’s manage the risk

May 18, 2018 04:00 AM