Q. Why is mosquito control important?
A. Mosquito control is important because mosquitoes vector many different virus that can be a detriment to human and animal health. The virus of concern for the residents of northwest-Riverside county is West Nile virus.
Q. What services does Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District provide?
A. Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District provides integrated vector management services for mosquitoes, bee's, rats, ticks and flies.
Q. What can I do to prevent being bit by mosquitoes?
A. Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District suggest going around and removing all potential water holding containers. It take a very small amount of water for mosquitoes to breed in and removing these source is the best way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding our you property. We also recommend to wear EPA-approved insect repellents such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Q. How can I be notified if Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District is spraying my neighborhood?
A. You can be notified about future adult mosquito treatments by visiting our Notices page and by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Q. What services do you provide?
A. Our district provides integrated vector management services including surveillance, inspections, treatments, and education for mosquitoes, rats, ticks and Africanized honey bees. For invasive Aedes mosquitoes our services include surveillance, property inspections, larval treatments, and community education. Occasionally the district will perform wide area adult mosquito treatments for local disease carrying mosquitoes.