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General Information

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is a special district accountable to the residents of the Coachella Valley and charged with protecting the public health within its boundaries through the control of vectors (such as mosquitoes) and vector-borne diseases.

The District boundary encompasses 2400 square miles, including Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and unincorporated sections of Riverside County. The District operates under the California Health and Safety Code, Division 3, Sections 2000-2910 and is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees. There are 58 full-time employees and seasonal staff from April to November.

The District was awarded the "District Transparency Certificate of Excellence" three times in a row in recognition of the District's transparency in operations and governance. The award comes from the Special District Leadership Foundation.

What You Should Know About Invasive Mosquitoes and the Viruses They Transmit

The mosquito species capable of transmitting chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses have been detected in many Coachella Valley communities. While there is currently no detection of any of these viruses in mosquitoes locally, local transmission could begin if an infected traveler to the Valley is bitten by a mosquito here. It is up to residents to get rid of places where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Please check out our Invasive Mosquitoes Page to learn what you can do to get rid of them.

West Nile and Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Awareness

Protect Coachella Valley and Fight the Bite. Together! Learn how you can reduce standing water and prevent mosquito bites with our West Nile virus (WNV) and Saint Louis encephalitis virus awareness materials on our West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Awareness page.

What happens when you call us about mosquitoes?

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District receives more than 3,000 calls every year to report problems related to annoying disease-carrying or nuisance pests, often mosquitoes. So, what happens when we receive a call? Follow a "day-in-the-life" of mosquito control.


Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
43-420 Trader Place
Indio, Ca 92201

District Office: (760) 342-8287
FAX: (760) 342-8110
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