Vector Control District to Hold Open House during California Mosquito Awareness Week

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Photo Credit: Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Photo Credit: Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Learn about the World of Vectors, the District, and its Services 

WHAT:

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District will host its third annual Open House on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This family-friendly Open House will include exhibits on mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs, commensal rodents, and marshland mosquito operations. Participants can also view interactive displays on mosquitofish eating larvae, agricultural and mosquito traps, insects that feed on mosquitoes, bees and honey production, and wildlife. New for this year’s event, children and adults are encouraged to bring insects to have Vector Control staff identify their biological classification. Additionally, in light of the upcoming mosquito season, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will provide information on Zika and West Nile virus prevention.

Bring your children, friends, or co-workers to meet our staff, see our facilities and equipment, and participate in fun events throughout the day, including: laboratory tours, mock backyard inspections for mosquito breeding containers, insect arts and crafts, educational games, and much more. 

WHO:

Vector Control District staff

The Santa Clara County Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency

The Santa Clara County Agricultural Department

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department

The Santa Clara Valley Beekeepers Guild

The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley 

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:

Santa Clara Vector Control District, 1580 Berger Dr., San José, CA 95112

Free parking across the street at 1555 Berger Dr., the County of Santa Clara Service Center 

WHY:

Vector Control District works year round to keep Santa Clara County residents free of vectors and vector-borne diseases in public spaces, and needs the help of informed residents to protect themselves and report vector problems.

About Vector Control District:

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is a County public health program that controls and monitors disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, and other harmful pests such as yellow jackets and rats. All of its services are free and paid for by property assessments, including mosquito inspection and control, delivery of mosquitofish, inspection and advice for rats and mice, insect identification, wildlife advice and inspection, and community presentations.

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