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The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is an independent special district committed to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare from mosquito-borne diseases.  In fact, we have been performing this service, protecting public health, since 1927, when the residents of the City of Compton, realizing that mosquitoes were having an adverse effect on their lives, elected to form the District and alleviate the problems with mosquitoes. Now covering 12.5 square miles and protecting close to 125,000 citizens, the District is funded through tax dollars and provides free services for mosquitoes and all of the other related items involved in mosquito control.

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District to Host Mosquito Awareness Day Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at Charles Bursch Elementary School

As part of Mosquito Awareness Day, the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District will hold an afternoon-long event at Charles Bursch Elementary School on Monday, April 3rd, from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM.

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:

  • Dump and drain all standing water, since this is where mosquitoes must live to complete their lifecycle.  Removing standing water prevents mosquitoes from breeding.
  • Stay inside when mosquitoes are most active, during dawn and dusk.
  • Defend yourself when outside by either wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants, or using insect repellent that contains one or all of the following ingredients:
  1. DEET
  2. Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
  3. Picaridin
  4. IR3535

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!

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Mosquitoes not only breed in standing water, they can do so in something as small as a bottle cap. Kill mosquitos before they have a chance to breed or hatch by eliminating standing water around your house.

Mosquitos are most active between dusk and dawn, so schedule outdoor activities to avoid those peak times.  If you do go outside, placing a large fan nearby might help since mosquitos are pretty weak fliers.  And don’t forget your insect repellent!

If it’s not too hot out, wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors.  Use insect repellent on exposed skin.  Mosquitos can bite through thin clothing, so spray insect repellent on your clothes for extra protection.

What repellents are safe?  The CDC recommends products containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products.  Make sure to follow package directions and  wash all repellents off with warm soapy water once you return indoors.

ZIKA NEWS ALERTS

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Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms.

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Current Information About the Zika Virus

The CDC has issued this current information about the Zika Virus.

PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH SINCE 1927.