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Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District Overview

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Address:   8631 Bond Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

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The Sacramento County-Yolo County Mosquito Abatement District was established in 1946 to protect the public against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and relief from serious nuisance. In 1990, the District Board voted to change its name to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District to reflect expanded services to address ticks, yellow jackets and other pests.

But protecting the public from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes—such as West Nile virus, western equine encephalitis, canine heartworm, malaria and others—is still the most critical mission of the SYMVCD. To accomplish this, district staff provide ongoing surveillance of mosquitoes and other vectors to determine the threat of disease transmission. The district promotes cooperation and communication with property owners, residents, social and political groups as well as other governmental agencies to help in these efforts.

District staffers have distilled the advice they want to impart to the public into “The Seven D’s of Mosquito Prevention”:
DRAIN any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outside. This is when mosquitoes are most active.
DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. Make sure you follow label directions!
DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition. This will prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
DISTRICT personnel are available to address any mosquito problem you may be experiencing by calling (800) 429-1022.

The district also has an office in Yolo County: 1234 Fortna Ave, Woodland, CA 95776.

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