Mosquito Control Efforts and Standing Water
The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is concerned about the risk of mosquito breeding in unmaintained swimming pools, ponds, compromised septic systems, containers, debris and depressions that can hold water (including voids created by foundation removal).
District staff is working to identify current and potential sources of mosquito production on properties impacted by the fires. The District says water sources producing mosquitoes will be treated to control mosquito populations and minimize the potential for mosquito-borne disease transmission.
Information regarding the District’s programs, operations, materials used for mosquito control, and identification of adult and larval mosquitoes can be obtained online. The District encourages residents impacted by the fires to visit the District’s website and call the District at 1-800-231-3236 if there are questions or for additional information.
How to obtain mosquitofish
Mosquitofish continue to be an important component of our mosquito control program, and are one of the most effective ways of controlling mosquitoes without the use of chemical insecticides.
- Come to the District office: Mosquitofish can be picked up at the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District office Monday through Friday 7a.m.-3:30p.m. The office is closed for lunch 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. The District office is at 595 Helman Lane, Cotati.
- Request delivery: The District offers free delivery of mosquitofish. There is no need to be home, the technician will stock your pond or water feature and leave a note on your door. To request delivery please call our office at 1.800.231.3236 or place a service request online.