This event is open to all area residents and will provide resources for the community to learn more about practical ways to lessen the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.
Along with access to educational materials about the dangers of mosquitoes – including flyers and brochures, t-shirts, and a meal – attendees will have a chance to meet with agencies who provide services to residents such as Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Central Basin Water District, the Water Replenishment District, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Sempra Utilities and others.
“Mosquito Awareness Day is an opportunity to further empower the public about an issue of the highest importance and the utmost urgency. The District continues to inform residents about the scope of this threat as well as ways to avoid it. I encourage the community to attend this event, and I look forward to speaking with them soon,” stated Micah Ali, President of the District.
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COMPTON CREEK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT ‘INVADES’ AIR SHOW
March 11th marks the first of two air shows, both at the Compton/Woodley Airport, where the District’s presence continues to be a vital resource for attendees with an interest in preventing the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
From providing handouts to answering questions from residents and families, the District remains the go-to resource involving this subject.
The event itself – an unforgettable aerial display of a variety of flying machines, including fighter planes from World War Two – is a metaphor about an equally powerful foe, one that swoops from the sky and causes ruinous consequences: The mosquito.
Able to invade territories with ease, and cross borders with speed, the mosquito is an agent of death and destruction; it is responsible for malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus and Zika.
Thankfully, the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District (CCMAD) is here to stop this enemy. The District, whose origins date to 1927, educates the public about these dangers; it is in, and of, the community – working to protect the innocent, and save the sick.
The District focuses on eliminating mosquitoes from breeding on private property. To reduce the risk of infection, and safeguard their neighborhoods, resident should do the following:
Along with the literature we distribute to adults, the District also gives children a variety of goodies, including mosquito swatters, pencils, rulers and magnifying glasses to help identify – and stomp – mosquitoes.
A great event, indeed!
General Information about Pests: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources