The District's mission is to protect residents from mosquitoes and other vectors that transmit disease. Public education is an important part in the success of combating diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. The District's education program consists of public appearances at local city and county fairs, participation in the state Mosquito and Vector Awareness week, and presentations to schools and local civic groups. If you would like to schedule a presentation by District personnel or you would like us to be involved in your event, please contact our office at (530) 533-6038 or (530) 342-7350.
Each year, the District participates in local events throughout Butte County. District staff members are present at an information booth at these events and are available to answer questions from local residents. Educational materials include:
- Displays on vector borne diseases, how to protect yourself, and District services
- Informational pamphlets and other handouts
- Pinned insect collection
Upon request, District personnel are available to give presentations at schools, community groups, or other organizations. Past presentations have included:
- West Nile virus and You
- Personal Protection to prevent West Nile virus
- Mosquito-borne diseases
- Lyme disease
- Yellow Jackets and Africanized Honey Bees
The District can provide brochures and/or participate in community events. We are always interested in being involved in our local community. If you would like us to be involved in your event, please contact our office at (530) 533-6038 or (530) 342-7350.
Many of the public education tools and brochures are available below:Best Management Practices to Reduce Mosquitoes ManualAbout Zika VirusAnophelesHeartwormIntegrated Vector ManagementInvasive Mosquito Species of CaliforniaMosquito PreventionMosquitoes of ConcernMosquitofishPreventing Mosquito BitesPublic EducationTicks - EnglishTicks - SpanishViruses of ConcernYellowjackets