About Us

Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District, founded in 1922, is a special district charged with protecting the public from mosquito-borne diseases and mosquito nuisances. We protect northern Tulare County including Visalia, Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Woodlake, Cutler, Orosi, and Ivanhoe. Our team is committed to protecting public health through mosquito control activities and mosquito-borne disease surveillance.

Our Vision

The Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District will be the authority for vector control and vector-borne disease prevention in Northern Tulare County.

Our Mission

The Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District is committed to protecting the public’s health from vector-borne diseases and discomfort by delivering exceptional services which preserve and enhance the quality of life and desirability of the area in order to make Tulare County a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.

Our Goals

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Provide Continual Surveillance

of mosquitoes to determine the threat of disease transmission and annoyance levels.

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Use Safe Integrated

pest management methods to keep mosquito populations suppressed.

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Promote Cooperation and Communication

with property owners, residents, social and political groups, and governmental agencies.

Administrative Team

Dr. Mustapha Debboun

Dr. Mustapha Debboun

General Manager

Mir Bear-Johnson

Mir Bear-Johnson

Assistant Manager

Sheri Davis

Sheri Davis

Administrative Assistant

Mary Ellen Gomez

Mary Ellen Gomez

Administrative Analyst I

Operations Team

Hector Cardenas

Hector Cardenas

Operations Program Manager

Rick Alvarez

Rick Alvarez

Supervisor of House Mosquito Program

Paul Harlien

Paul Harlien

Foreman

Bryan Ruiz

Bryan Ruiz

Vector Control Technician III

Bryan Ferguson

Bryan Ferguson

Vector Control Technician III/Mechanic

Mario Sanchez

Mario Sanchez

Vector Control Technician III/Mechanic

Lab Team

Crystal Grippin

Crystal Grippin

Scientific Program Manager

Mark Nakata

Mark Nakata

Biologist

Javier Valdivias

Javier Valdivias

Biologist

Andrea Troupin

Andrea Troupin

Biologist

Our Principle Enabling Act

Mosquito Abatement and Vector Control Districts Principle Enabling Act
Health and Safety Code §2000 et seq.

Powers and Functions: Conduct effective programs for the surveillance, prevention, abatement and control of mosquitos and other vectors.

Formation: Any territory, whether incorporated or unincorporated, whether contiguous or noncontiguous and districts may not overlap.

7 Trustees, appointed by the Board of Supervisors or the City Council to fixed 2-4 year terms.*

*Health and Safety Code §2024 (a): “…, the term of office for a member of the board of trustees shall be for a term of two or four years, at the discretion of the appointing authority”