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About the District

Our mission is primarily to suppress mosquito-transmitted disease and to also reduce the annoyance levels of mosquitoes and diseases associated with ticks, fleas and other vectors through environmentally compatible control practices and public education.

Protecting Public Health Since 1948

The Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) is committed to the protection of the health and welfare of the county's more than 225,000 residents. Funded through tax dollars, the District has been protecting the public's health since 1948.  The District offers free services for mosquitoes, ticks, yellow jackets, and other insects and/or arthropods of concern.


The Butte County Mosquito Abatement District was formed in June 1948. The District covers roughly 1800 square miles, and includes all of Butte County, except a small area served by the Durham Mosquito Abatement District, which was formed earlier. The District also includes the Hamilton City area of Glenn County. In April of 1994, "Vector Control" was added to the District name to reflect the additional disease surveillance and information now provided. The District program is funded almost entirely by property taxes at the rate of .00013179 x assessed value.


The District is signatory to California Department of Public Health's cooperative agreement and operates in accordance with California Health and Safety code, sections 2000 to 2910, known as mosquito abatement and vector control district law.

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