National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, observed from June 18 to 24, serves as a key opportunity for the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Services Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) to raise awareness about the significance of mosquito control.

Mosquitoes are not just pesky insects; they also pose a significant threat to human health. Mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and malaria.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week provides an opportunity to educate the public about the potential health risks posed by these disease-carrying insects and the importance of taking proactive measures to reduce mosquito populations, such as addressing mosquito breeding sites around your home.

Everyone can play an important role in managing mosquito populations by implementing preventive measures like:

  • eliminating standing water sources
  • using insect repellents that contain DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus
  • maintaining yards, pools, and gardens
  • reporting green pools and other sources of standing water

By emphasizing the shared responsibility of mosquito control, the MVCP aims to show residents that mosquito control is in their hands.

For more information or to request a courtesy inspection, call or text the MVCP at (800) 442-2283 or email at .

To see where the MVCP team will be next, check out the events calendar!

Additional County Update News – June 16, 2023

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