Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protecting Public Health in the Antelope Valley since 1958

The AVMVCD currently only handles issues with mosquitoes.


A Vector is an organism (mostly insects) that can carry and transmit a disease-causing pathogen from one animal/plant to another or causes direct harm and injury to humans or animals.


Examples: mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, mites, lice, flies, rats, eye gnats, spiders, scorpions, rattlesnakes.

What is a Vector?