Join the District in celebrating 70 years of providing essential services to protect residents from mosquitoes!
February 25th marks the 70th anniversary of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the largest mosquito and vector control district in Los Angeles County. For seven decades, the District has provided essential public health services by protecting cities and communities from mosquito-borne diseases through surveillance, mosquito control, and public education to the six million residents within its jurisdiction.
To honor its years of public service, the District will be organizing a variety of events and giveaways to promote its 70th anniversary celebration throughout the year:
- The District will be hosting a celebration event on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm at the District's Sylmar Branch (16320 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar). There will be special guests, food, music, giveaways, and much more!
- The District launched a photo contest open to residents within GLACVCD boundaries. The contest has multiple photo categories and will be shared on social media, with city partners, and other organizations.
- The District will launch a PSA contest to engage youth and work with the community to promote mosquito prevention and reduction.
“Our District is proud of the service it has provided the communities in our area over the decades, but this milestone is a reminder that our work is always ongoing. We continue to adapt to new challenges and strive to develop innovative ways to protect our residents from mosquito-borne diseases." - Interim General Manager Susanne Kluh
GLACVCD was first established in 1952 as the Southeast Mosquito Abatement District after merchants and residents petitioned the County Board of Supervisors to form a special district to control mosquitoes emanating from the Los Angeles River. Since then, the District has evolved and provided a non-biting Midge Control Program and a Black Fly Control Program associated with a 26-mile corridor along the Los Angeles River.
Today, the District encompasses approximately 1,000 square miles and provides vector control services to more than six million residents in portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County and 36 cities, including Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Burbank, Carson, Cerritos, Commerce, Cudahy, Diamond Bar, Downey, Gardena, Glendale, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Cañada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, portions of Long Beach, Los Angeles City, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, San Fernando, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, Vernon and Whittier.