In 1904 and 1905, the overwhelming impact of salt marsh mosquitoes on residents and workers around the San Francisco Bay marshlands in San Rafael and in Burlingame lead to the first recorded mosquito control efforts in California.

Today, over 50 Mosquito and Pest Abatement Districts protect the health of communities throughout the state through their efforts to reduce the threat of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, yellow fever, and malaria.

The “Districts Protect our Community’s Health” video is the California Special District Association’s next installment in our Districts Make the Difference campaign video series and it features staff from Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District.

This video was produced to raise awareness and understanding about the serious risk mosquitoes and other vectors pose to communities and the important services special districts offer to millions of Californians.

Visit our YouTube page to view the “Districts Protect our Community’s Health” video, and join the Districts Make the Difference campaign by submitting your district’s stories, videos, and pictures to Public Affairs Specialist Bernice Creager.