The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is a non-enterprise special district accountable to the residents of the Coachella Valley and charged with protecting the public health within its boundaries through the control of vectors (such as mosquitoes) and vector-borne diseases.
The District boundary encompasses 2400 square miles, including Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and unincorporated sections of Riverside County.
The District operates under the California Health and Safety Code, Division 3, Sections 2000-2910 and is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees. There are 57 full-time employees and 3-6 seasonal staff from April to November.
West Nile and Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Awareness
Protect Coachella Valley and Fight the Bite. Together! Learn how you can reduce standing water and prevent mosquito bites with our West Nile virus (WNV) and Saint Louis encephalitis virus awareness materials on our WNV Awareness page.
What You Should Know About Zika Virus
Currently, the mosquito species capable of transmitting the Zika virus have not been detected in the Coachella Valley. As a result, there is no threat of Zika virus transmission locally at this time. However, these invasive mosquito species have been found in other areas of California and in Arizona, in some cases bordering communities to the Valley. Learn more.
What happens when you call us about mosquitoes?
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District receives more than 3,000 calls every year to report problems related to annoying disease-carrying or nuisance pests, often mosquitoes. So, what happens when we receive a call? Follow a "day-in-the-life" of mosquito control.
Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
43-420 Trader Place
Indio, Ca 92201
P.O. Box 2967
Indio, CA 92202
Toll-Free: (888) 343-9399
District Office: (760) 342-8287
FAX: (760) 342-8110 Contact Us Support