WHO WE ARE

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 the lives, elected to form the District and alleviate the problems with mosquitoes. Now covering 12.5 square miles and protecting close to 100,000 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.

Recent Events

Save The Date. Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Annouces 4th Annual Mosquito Awareness Day – April 19th

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District announces that the District’s 4th annual Mosquito Awareness Day will be held...

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Announces The Appointment Of Three New Members To The Board Of Trustees Of The District

Beginning on January 1, 2016, the District welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees. Mr. John Shelton...

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Votes To Begin Modernization Plans

At the District’s March 8, 2016 regular Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve to begin the...

Latest News

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Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus After Announcement of First Human Case in Long Beach for 2016

The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Long Beach has been confirmed. As...

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FDA To Screen All Donated Blood For The Zika Virus

By Julie Steenhuysen and Letitia Stein CHICAGO/TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday...

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Mosquito Awareness Day

On April 19, 2016 the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District, CCMAD, with be hosting another Mosquito Awareness Day....

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Zika

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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How the Zika Virus Spreads

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito…

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Symptoms of the Zika Virus

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.