With us last week was Jeremy Wittie, general of the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. While the rest of the world has focused on COVID-19, district employees continue their efforts to curb mosquitoes, fire ants and eye gnats. The district got its start in 1928 to control eye gnats in the valley and their role has grown over the years. They have stepped up their efforts to control mosquitoes which can spread West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis and they are also working to control a new mosquito variety which can spread yellow fever. Thankfully, there have been no cases since this new mosquito was first discovered two years ago. Thanks, Jeremy!