The primary mission of the District is to protect public health from mosquitoes and vector-borne disease through the management of immature and adult mosquitoes to a level that does not present a significant health risk.
The District's mosquito control program is based on scientifically planned management tactics and control strategies that reduce the abundance of mosquitoes in a timely manner. This method is commonly referred to as “Integrated Vector Management” (IVM) and incorporates five basic methods: public information and education, mosquito and vector surveillance, biological control, source reduction, and microbial and chemical control. For more information about adult mosquito control visit our FAQ page.
If you reside or own property, including a business, within Marin and Sonoma counties and are interested in receiving a notification message and/or would like to be added to the No Adult Mosquito Control List:
Should you decide to add your name to the No Adult Mosquito Control List please be aware that you will continue to receive a notification message if your property is located within a 1/2 mile radius of the application area.
By choosing to exclude your property from truck-mounted adult mosquito control applications please be advised that:
- Other mosquito control efforts will continue as normal
- A notification message via your preferred method of delivery will be sent 48 hours prior to any truck-mounted adult mosquito control efforts being conducted within a 1/2 mile radius of your address
- If an imminent health hazard has been declared, adult mosquito control applications will occur on all properties with no restrictions.
In the event of an imminent health hazard the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (MSMVCD) will make every attempt to notify individuals who have chosen to sign-up for the Adult Mosquito Control Notification program. However, the District may not be able to make contact in the event that immediate applications are deemed necessary to protect public health.