Fight the Bite!

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Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest creatures on earth; they have the potential to spread many different viruses like West Nile, dengue, chikungunya, and even Zika. There are over 3000 different species of mosquitoes in the world; 26 of these species are found in the County, some of which are potential spreaders of these viruses (called “vectors”). The Vector Control Program monitors, tests, and controls mosquitoes and provides education and outreach. In order to keep yourself, family and neighbors safe from mosquito borne diseases, follow these three simple steps: Prevent, Protect and Report!

Prevent mosquito breeding around your home.

Protect against mosquito bites by using mosquito repellents and wearing long sleeves and pants.

Report mosquito breeding sites like green swimming pools and other standing water in your neighborhood

 

In the News

County to Spray to Prevent Mosquito-borne Illness

 

Mosquitofish, the Mosquito's Worst Nightmare 

 

For more information on Zika virus click on the following links for the CDC Zika page and the CDPH Zika page.

Current West Nile virus Statistics

State of California WNV webpage

 

Programs & Services                        

General Information         

 

Adult Mosquito Treatment Information

Report Green Swimming Pools

Frequently Asked Questions

Report Mosquito Breeding

Clinical Information

Mosquito Fish Distribution Locations

Horse Information

Vector Habitat Remediation Program

EPA Information on Insect Repellents

   
WNV Activity Updates      Prevention                                        

WNV Cases in San Diego County

Mosquito Prevention

Aerial Larvicide Application

Green Swimming Pools

 

Mosquito Fish

 

Education                       

Media                              

Pamphlet Library "Go Blue, Not Green!" Video
Request Educational Materials "Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 1
Request a Presentation "Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 2
SD Swat Team Kid's Page - NEW GAMES "Local WNV Survivor Story"
Geocaching "Lucha Contra la Picadura del Zancudo" Video
QR Codes "WNV Prevention" PSA (New!)
  "WNV Protection" PSA (New!)
Team Fight the Bite Geocaches

"WNV Reporting" PSA (New!)

"WNV - Prevent, Protect, Report" Video (New!)

   

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For More Information On 
WNV Or Other Vectors Contact: 
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov
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