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ABOUT US

Welcome to Four Rivers Vector Control District, your trusted partner in mosquito control and public health protection. Since our formation in 1985 by petition, we have been committed to serving the residents of our approximately 25-square-mile district with dedication and excellence.

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect public health by controlling mosquito populations and reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. We are dedicated to providing effective and environmentally responsible mosquito control services to our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in mosquito control, known for our commitment to excellence, innovation, and public health protection. We aim to build strong partnerships with our community, local government, and other stakeholders to achieve our goals.

 

Our Team

At Four Rivers Vector Control District, we are proud to have a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about public health and mosquito control. Our team includes:

  • Board of Trustees: Our Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. They provide oversight and guidance to ensure that our district operates efficiently and effectively.

  • Staff: We have two full-time employees who are responsible for day-to-day operations, including mosquito surveillance, larviciding, adulticiding, and public education. In addition, we hire 3-5 seasonal employees during peak mosquito season to assist with field operations.

  • Community Partners: We work closely with local government, public health agencies, and other stakeholders to coordinate mosquito control efforts and promote public health.

  • Involvement: We are actively involved with several organizations, including the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO), Oregon Mosquito and Vector Control Association (OMVCA), Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control Association (NWMVCA), and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). These organizations provide us with valuable resources and support to help us achieve our mission.

 

Our Services

At Four Rivers Vector Control District, we offer a range of mosquito control services to our community, including:

  • Mosquito Surveillance: We monitor mosquito populations using traps and other surveillance methods to identify areas with high mosquito activity.

  • Larviciding: We treat mosquito breeding sites with larvicides to kill mosquito larvae before they develop into adults.

  • Adulticiding: We use insecticides to control adult mosquitoes when surveillance data indicates the need for adulticiding.

  • Public Education: We provide information and resources to our community to help them reduce mosquito breeding sites and protect themselves from mosquito bites.

 

Funding and Governance

Four Rivers Vector Control District is funded by property taxes within our district. Our operations are overseen by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. We are committed to transparency and accountability in our operations and finances.

Thank you for visiting Four Rivers Vector Control District. We are here to serve you and protect public health in our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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