ABOUT THE COMPTON CREEK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT
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. The Districts trained and state certified employees work daily to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases by controlling them in an environmentally conscious and responsible manner. It’s all part of the District’s Integrated Mosquito Management program where the District utilizes the most efficient and effective state-of-the-art protocols and products. All products used by the District are registered and approved with the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Pesticide Regulations and the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
The District’s programs and services are funded by your tax dollars are provided at no charge.
The District provides comprehensive mosquito control in all public areas. The Compton Creek is inspected regularly as are the assorted flood control channels that run throughout the District. Water retention basins receive the District’s full attention along with the city’s streets and catch basins. Upon request for service, District personnel will inspect your property for mosquito problems and provide guidance on how to control mosquito breeding on the property.
FREE mosquitiofish for private ponds, non-maintained ponds swimming pools and more. Mosquitofish can eat up to 500 mosquito larvae per day and are a great source of mosquito control.
The District has a mosquito educational program designed for 4th through 6th graders that is presented to all 24 elementary schools within the District. Additionally, District personnel are available to present an educational program about mosquitoes to any organization, public or private.
COMPTON CREEK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT’S GOVERNING BOARD
The District is governed by a Board of Trustees each representing one of the cities in the District and the County of Los Angeles. Each Trustee is appointed by a City Council or by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The District includes the City of Compton, an area of Long Beach known as North Long Beach and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County adjacent to the District including the communities of East Rancho Dominguez, Enterprise, Mona Park, Rosewood, West Rancho Dominguez and Willowbrook.
DID YOU KNOW?
Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is an independent special district and not a county agency.
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICT? HOW DO THEY WORK?
- Formed by local residents to provide local services
- Sanctioned by the State of California Government Codes
- Entities that can be the most economical means of providing public service
- Independent, self-governed agencies governed by a board of trustees
- Responsible directly to the people
- Efficient, accessible and accountable
The District office, located at 1224 S. Santa Fe Ave. Compton, CA 90221 is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm