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Education and Outreach

One of the primary ways Vector Control protects public health is by educating the public about vectors and how to protect against the diseases they carry. If you are interested in any of the following educational opportunities, please call
(858) 694-2888 or email us at Vector@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Vector staff giving a presentation

Presentations

Vector Control gives free presentations to classrooms, community organizations, HOAs, gardening clubs, and other interested groups. Presentations can cover mosquitoes and/or rats and are flexible in length.

Classroom Presentations

We offer free, interactive classroom presentations for students of all ages that cover the science behind mosquito surveillance, control, and prevention, as well as careers in Vector Control. Check out our School Program Flyer for details.

fight the bite scout patch featuring a mosquito

Scout Programs

Vector Control offers a Fight the Bite patch project for Girl Scouts. You can read the project description here. Scouts that complete the project will recieve a Fight the Bite patch and the opportunity for their troop to tour the Vector Control headquarters. Email us for more information or to request a presentation for your troop.

Outreach Booth

Events

If you organize an community event, science fair, or health fair, or other public event, and you would like Vector Control to attend please email us the event information and exhibitor application. 

educational materials including a mosquito brochure, rat brochure, rain barrel info card, and tick info card

Educational Materials Library

Download or Request educational materials