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The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) is a branch within the County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health. A "vector" is an animal or insect that can carry and pass on a human disease. Some examples of vectors in San Diego County are mosquitoes, ticks and rodents.

Report Mosquito Breeding
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Report Green Swimming Pools
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For More Information Contact:
(858) 694-2888




“Just an inch of standing water is all it takes for mosquitoes to breed- and West Nile Virus to spread!"





Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
Identifying and Eliminating

Aedes Albopictus is a vector for transmitting several tropical fevers.



Around the world, is know as an urban mosquito that feeds almost exclusively on humans, bites during the day, and breeds successfully in yards and indoors.

They can lay eggs in any small artificial or natural container that holds water. The eggs of last for long periods of time once they are laid in backyard and indoor containers, and will hatch when water is reintroduced. It is important to empty and wipe the inside container walls to remove any eggs.

We Need Your Help!


• Stop mosquito breeding in your home and yard
• Use the Mosquito Breeding Checklist


• Use mosquito repellent containing DEET, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, Picardín, and IR3535 during the day
• Repair door and window screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home

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Contact County Vector Control at (858) 694-2888 or vector@sdcounty.ca.gov to report daytime mosquito bites (especially those received indoors), mosquito breeding sources, and any mosquitoes that are small and black with white stripes.

For more information about West Nile virus, go to San Diego County’s website:


A new species of mosquitoes in our Neighborhood



The Aedes Albopictus mosquito is black with white stripes and is smaller than native San Diego mosquitoes.

Why are we concerned about the Aedes Albopictus mosquito?


This mosquito is an aggressive biter both indoors and outdoors, especially during the day, and can transmit diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. These diseases are not found currently in California and we want to keep it that way by eliminating this mosquito



Prevent! Protect! and Report!