The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District wants to help you fight the bite from mosquitoes. The District offers multiple preventive services to make sure that you are protected from mosquitoes. A few of them being, free repellent for large outdoor events, educational community presentations and school programs for all ages, home services, and at no cost, a supply of mosquito fish to feed on the mosquito larvae.

Mosquitoes need water to develop, so don’t wait! Take the initiative by eliminating any standing water. Remember the 7 D’s to help you fight the bite during all seasons.

DRAIN standing water.

DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outdoors.

DRESS in long sleeves and pants when going outside.

DEFEND yourself with an effective insect repellent.

DOORS and window screens should be in good working condition.

DISTRICT can be contacted for more information.

The development of mosquitos change throughout the seasons so be aware of how you can protect yourself accordingly.

SPRING: The official kick off of mosquito season as the temperatures start to warm. Aggressive mosquitoes peak during this time, and are bad news for pets because they can cause heartworms.

SUMMER: This is the season where mosquito and West Nile virus activity is high because of the high temperatures.

FALL: Mosquito season and West Nile virus cases can last into September and October.

WINTER: The population of mosquito tends to drop because of the cold water. If you are bit during winter, it may be the Anopheles freeborni breed, which needs blood before it hibernates until February.

To report mosquito sources or find more information, visit the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District website or call 1-800-429-1022.