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.

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Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Highlights the Success of Mosquito Awareness Day:
Thanks Sponsors and Supporters
Compton, California, April 9, 2017 – The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District enjoyed a successful Mosquito Awareness Day.
The event, which occurred April 3, 2017, at Charles Bursch Elementary School, is the result of support and sponsorship from a variety of organizations, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Water Replenishment District, Republic Services, Central Basin Water District, Compton Unified School District, SoCal Gas Company, Sempra Energy, Better 4 You Meals and the City of Compton.

CCMAD President Micah Ali said, “We are very grateful for the assistance of these public entities, nonprofit organizations and private corporations. Their involvement in Mosquito Awareness Day is a testament to their commitment to the enhancing the safety of the residents of Compton, as well as furthering the health – and longevity – of the individuals and families who are the foundation of our community. Stopping the spread of West Nile virus, Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses requires the aid of citizens and companies alike. I encourage all parties to emulate the goodwill of these sponsors. Their interest is genuine, their devotion is real and their loyalty is impressive.”
This support coincides with the District’s heightened focus on guarding against this public health crisis, particularly as temperatures rise and spring transitions into summer.
By educating the public about the need to act before this problem worsens, the District plays a vital role as a source for the latest information about this threat. It offers practical – and accessible – materials to give residents the guidance they want and the peace of mind they have a right to enjoy.
The District continues to make this subject the priority it should be.
It continues to make this mission the priority it must be.

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.


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Current Information About the Zika Virus

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