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The Antelope Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District has been protecting the health and well-being of residents and visitors of the Antelope Valley since 1958. Our district limits are roughly the same as the city limits of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as Quartz Hill. You can see a map of the area here.
This site is designed to give you an overview of mosquito-borne diseases, vector-related issues and ways to stay safe. We hope the information on the following pages can answer most of your questions or direct you to other sites with more detailed information. If you should need any further assistance, feel free to contact us.
Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District’s mission is to
protect the public health of its citizens, improve enjoyment of outdoor
recreation and enhance economic development of its community.
Latest WNV Updates for California:
Antelope Valley Updates:
(as of 12/23/13)
We were notified about the first human fatality due to WNV in the Antelope Valley. See press release for more information.
Make sure to follow the 3-D's of mosquito control to be safe:
Drain all standing water, maintain or drain swimming pools. Dusk and dawn is when mosquitoes are most active. Defend
yourself - use insect repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, Oil of
lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 when you are outside during mosquito
activity. Always follow instructions carefully. And make sure your
screens on windows and doors fit tightly to keep mosquitoes out of your