The March Against Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are out in force already, thanks to the significant rainfall we experienced during the winter and early spring months. In the fight against mosquito breeding, bites and more, the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) strives to educate and protect OC residents against vectors and prevent vector-borne diseases in an environmentally responsible manner.

For information and resources regarding mosquito control, the invasive Aedes mosquito, how you can become a neighborhood advocate, West Nile virus updates and more, visit

Prevent Bites

  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
  • Wear repellent clothing containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus oil
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing
  • Dump and drain outdoor containers filled with water at least weekly
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens

Eliminate Breeding Sources

  • Dump water from potted plant saucers as often as possible
  • Dump and drain other containers filled with water as often as possible
  • Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly 

OC Mosquito and Vector Control District Video

In late 2023, Village Television interviewed Lora Young, district manager for Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, who discussed mosquito trends, the pesky ankle-biting Aedes mosquitoes, typical reactions to their bites and how you can protect yourself and prevent them from breeding in your home and neighborhood. Click here to watch.

Contact OCMVCD to request mosquito assistance.

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