District Programs & Departments
Vector Control Specialists manage mosquito populations and disease transmission. Long-term mosquito prevention is accomplished by incorporating Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), which uses a combination of applied techniques involving physical, chemical, and biological control methods.
Mosquito prevention and management is performed by dedicated Vector Control Specialists. All full-time operations staff are licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Public Health in pesticide laws and regulations, mosquito biology, terrestrial invertebrates, and vertebrate vector control.
The diverse duties and responsibilities of the operational staff include inspecting neglected swimming pools and ponds, freeway drains, spreading basins, lakes, wetlands, street gutters, and many other mosquito breeding sources. The operations staff works out of two locations; the District’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs and the branch office in Sylmar.