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About the District

East Side Mosquito Abatement District is a special district accountable to the residents of Stanislaus County residing to the north of the Tuolumne River. The district founded on July 26, 1939 has a comprehensive surveillance program that implements Integrated Vector Management (IVM) strategies with a primary charge of protecting public health within our boundaries through control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.

The District encompasses approximately 540 square miles consisting all the northern portion of Stanislaus County north of the Tuolumne River. The cities within the District includes Modesto, Empire, Knights Ferry, Oakdale, Riverbank, Salida, Valley Home, and unincorporated sections of Stanislaus County. The cities located South of the Tuolumne River are served by our sister agency Turlock Mosquito Abatement.

East Side Mosquito Abatement District operates under the California Health and Safety Code, Division 3 Sections 2000-2910 and is governed by a 6-member Board of Trustees. There are 15 full-time employees and seasonal staff from April to October.

The District works in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Public Health Agency and California Department of Public Health by monitoring mosquito abundance and mosquito-borne arbovirus activity. The District is a sustaining member of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of Califonia (MVCAC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).

An infographic showing the vision and mission of the East Side Mosquito Abatement District, emphasizing public protection from mosquitoes.