CCMAD Recognized for Successful Awareness Efforts

In its most recent Zika Milestone Report, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health highlighted the training and education classes that Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District provided this past March. These classes helped educate County support staff – called Vector Strike Teams – who would be on the frontlines if an outbreak of a deadly disease occurred.

These teams were educated on the basics of mosquito control before they were toured the District’s facilities and equipment – such as our spray rigs and mosquitofish ponds. However, if they visit us next year they will see a new and renovated Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District.

We recently installed transoms on the roof to provide better, more natural lighting. We also just finished cleaning out and scrubbing our mosquitofish ponds – getting them ready for our winter renovations, which include erecting a bird exclusion cage to prevent birds from dining on our fish and bathing in the water.

Other planned upgrades include replacing our original furniture from 1962 with new industrial shelving units, replacing our doors, and getting a motorized gate for the property. We always strive to manage our resources effectively and ensure that we can provide the best possible service to our community and neighbors.

Remember to protect yourself and your community by following these simple safety tips:

  • Remove all standing water on your property; that is where mosquitoes breed.
  • Ensure rain barrels are properly sealed to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
  • Ensure all screens around your home are in good repair to keep mosquitos out.
  • Wear loose long sleeve shirts and long pants to prevent mosquitoes from biting.
  • Wear insect repellant containing DEET, Picaridin, IR 3535, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Stay indoors during the hours of dusk and dawn, when many mosquitoes are most active.