Education and Outreach

outreach booth

The Vector Control Program protects public health by educating people about vectors (pests that transmit disease) and how to protect against the diseases they carry.

To learn about these educational opportunities:

Contact the Vector Control Program
  (858) 694-2888


microscopes at a vector control presentation

The Vector Control Program offers 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. School presentations cover the science behind mosquito surveillance, control, and prevention, as well as careers in Vector Control. 

Scout Programs

Vector Control offers an educational presentation for Girl Scouts with a chance to earn a Fight The Bite patch!. Please contact the Vector Control Program for more information. 


Organizing a community event, science fair, health fair, or other public event? If you would like Vector Control to attend please send the event information and exhibitor application to


  (858) 694-2888