About Us

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is a special district accountable to the residents of the Coachella Valley, California. Our primary charge is protecting public health within our boundaries through the control of vectors (such as mosquitoes) and vector-borne diseases.

The District boundary encompasses 2,400 square miles, including Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and unincorporated sections of Riverside County. The District operates under the California Health and Safety Code, Division 3, Sections 2000-2910 and is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees. There are 58 full-time employees and seasonal staff from April to November.


We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our community by providing effective and environmentally sound vector control and vector-borne disease prevention programs.


To progress towards a future free of vector-borne disease using proven scientific, technical, and educational strategies, which are financially and environmentally sound.

2020 staff members
Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District staff