Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District

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Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control
19200 Latona Road
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone: (530) 365-3768
Fax: (530) 365-0305

About Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control

The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control (SMVCD) is a special district, charged with the mission of protecting the public’s health from vector-borne disease and nuisance, through a comprehensive mosquito and vector control program focused on innovation, experience, and efficiency.

The District operates within approximately 1,086 square miles of beautiful Shasta County; providing mosquito and vector control for Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake City, Cottonwood, Palo Cedro, Happy Valley, Millville, Bella Vista, Mountain Gate, Castella, French Gulch, Igo, Ono, Shingletown, Viola and other annexed areas.

The District employs 15 full time staff and several seasonal employees that are hired throughout the year. 

What We Do

  • Reduce mosquito populations to a tolerable and healthful level
  • Assist landowners and agencies to eliminate mosquito sources and manage mosquito breeding areas
  • Respond to public complaints of mosquitoes in the District and manage problems found
  • Provide mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) free of charge
  • Monitor mosquito populations and mosquito-borne disease risk using service requests, trapping, mosquito sampling, dead bird reports and sentinel chicken flocks
  • Tick-Borne disease surveillance and education
  • Rodent-Borne disease surveillance and education


History of the District

Early Mosquito Control The origins of Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control begin in 1919 when, in response to endemic malaria, the Redding Mosquito Abatement District was established. This was soon followed by the formation of several mosquito abatement districts; including Anderson, Clear Creek, and Cottonwood.During the 1950s these districts consolidated to create the Shasta Mosquito Abatement District. Three further annexations occurred between 1970-2000, expanding the District boundaries from 48 square miles to 384 square miles. In 1994, the District changed its name to Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District to better represent the services provided. Most recently, the District annexed an additional 700 square miles, to bring the District boundaries to approximately 1,086 square miles in Shasta County.