Community Outreach & Educational Materials
Kids Campaign Recognized: The Health Department's campaign to teach children about mosquitoes and ticks won the Apex Grand Award in 2013. The judges wrote that the campaign "cleverly employs cartoon illustrations across a wide range of media to get the word out. There's something for everyone, from calendars to booklets to stick-on 'tattoos' to flyers. We especially liked The Sinister Secret of the Stinky Storm Drain, a booklet that makes kids feel like they're part of the solution, not the problem."
In order to prevent mosquito- and tick-borne disease, it is necessary to equip the County residents and visitors with the knowledge and tools to reduce their risk of contracting a vector-borne disease. Health Department staff attend area events, give presentations to community groups, are interviewed by the press and media, and present research findings at scientific conferences. Need a speaker or display at your next community event? Give us a BUZZ at 703-246-8931; TTY: 771 or send us an email and we may be able to help out. See us in action!
Program staff also respond to citizens' concerns and complaints regarding mosquitoes, ticks, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and other insect-borne diseases. Advice is given via phone or email, and, in certain cases, home visits are made in order to address and resolve the situation.
Printed documents available in PDF format | To obtain a copy or copies of these documents please call 703-246-8931 TTY: 711.
A Reference Guide to Mosquitoes,
Ticks, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: West Nile Virus
Part 3: Mosquitoes in Fairfax
Part 4: Lyme Disease and Ticks
Part 5: Repellents
Complete Reference Guide
Translations: Korean | Spanish
Information Sheets, Checklists, and Posters
West Nile Virus Bookmark
West Nile Virus Poster- Don't be Mosquito Meat! Use
West Nile Virus Children's Activity Sheet- Skeeter