Protecting Public Health Since 1928

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Education and Outreach

The District is eager to provide information on mosquito and other vector threats to the Coachella Valley. We can go to you or you can come to us. Take advantage of our free educational opportunities:

  • Presentations
  • Educational booths
  • Interactive programs
  • Job shadows
  • Internships
  • District tours

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West Nile Virus detections continue in Mecca »

Coachella Valley, CA: Positive...

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Progressively Move West Into South La Quinta »

Mosquitoes collected in La Quinta tested positive for...

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Mecca »

Mosquitoes collected in Mecca tested positive for...

Mosquito Prevention Tips

Mosquito-borne viruses are transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito bites is the best defense against mosquito threats.

  • Avoid going outside at dawn and dusk when virus-transmitting mosquitoes are most active.
  • Apply repellents with EPA-registered ingredients. 
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes when mosquitoes are active.
  • Keep window and door screens in good repair to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
  • Dump and drain standing water in the yard. 
  • Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water dishes at least weekly.
  • Contact the District at (760) 342-8287 or online to report mosquito problems, request mosquitofish, and report neglected pools or standing water.

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Transparency and open government is a core value of the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. Therefore, it was a great honor to receive the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation. The award recognizes special districts that exemplify outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance, achieving the eight essential governance transparency requirements, including:

  • Ethics training for board members
  • Conducting open and public meetings
  • Filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner

The District also fulfilled 15 website requirements and demonstrated regular community outreach in its governance. 

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