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District History

The Mosquito and Vector Management District and its predecessors have provided mosquito control in the Carpinteria Valley since 1936 and in the Goleta Valley since 1959. In 1993, the District became a full service vector management district that now provides the entire range of vector management services. The District annexed the remaining unincorporated portions of Santa Barbara County in 2002 and the City of Santa Barbara in 2004.

Formerly named the Santa Barbara Coastal Vector Control District, the Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County is a local government agency whose mission is to protect the public’s health and safety from vectors and vector-borne diseases. The Mosquito & Vector Management District is an independent local government agency called a Special District. Special districts are NOT county, city, state, or federal government departments, but are community based local government agencies. The Mosquito & Vector Management District is a tax supported agency and is governed by a Board of Trustees who are also residents of the District.

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