The rains sure were nice and God knows we needed them after five years of drought. Unfortunately, they produced an unintended consequence: flies. One major concern is the possibility of them transmitting the potentially fatal West Nile virus. If you’re looking for help, try the LA County West Vector Control District. They’re on the web at www.lawestvector.org or you call them at (310) 915-7370.
For standing water, pour a little bleach or dish soap in it to kill or repel them.