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."

Community Outreach

Staff member speaking with a member of the public
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.

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.



Educational Materials

To obtain printed copies of a document, please call 703-246-8931, TTY 711.

Don't be mosquito meat

Dress to Protect Card
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Translations: Arabic PDF icon | Chinese PDF icon | Korean PDF icon | Spanish PDF iconVietnamese PDF icon
Tip & Toss

Tip & Toss Card PDF icon

Translations: Arabic PDF icon | Chinese PDF icon | Korean PDF icon | Spanish PDF icon | Vietnamese PDF icon
Asian tiger mosquitoes can carry viruses like West Nile and Zika and breed in containers around homes

Zika-Carrying Asian Tiger Mosquito Container Breeding Card PDF icon
Protect Your Pregnancy From Zika

Protect Your Pregnancy Card
(English/Spanish)
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Prevent mosquito bites! ¡No deje que lo piquen los mosquitos!

Prevent Mosquito Bites! (English/Spanish) PDF icon
Five Zika flyers

Zika Flyers PDF icon

Translation: Spanish (Tip & Toss/Volcar y Desechar)
Five Zika posters

Zika Posters PDF icon
Five Zika postcards

Zika Postcards PDF icon



2015-2016 calendar thumbnail

2016-2017 Fight the Bite Calendar
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Bite Buster's Bug Time Stories

Bite Buster's Bug Time Stories
Ten Tiny mosquitoes thumbnail

Ten Tiny Mosquitoes
Martians Meet the Mosquitoes

Martians Meet the Mosquitoes/ Titan Takes on the Ticks
Just Say Know pamphlet

Just Say Know to Ticks PDF icon


The Sinister Secret of the Stinky Storm Drian cover - click to download

The Sinister Secret of the Stinky Storm Drain


Bite Buster: Fight the Bite cover

Bite Buster in Fight the Bite


What's bugging you cover

What's Bugging You? Mosquitoes and Ticks




The ABC of Bites book

The ABC of Bites


Ricky Beats the Birthday Bites cover

Ricky Beats the Birthday Bites
Pamphlet cover - click for larger picture

A Reference Guide to Mosquitoes, Ticks, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease PDF icon

Translations: Korean PDF icon | Spanish PDF icon
Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Repellent cover

Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Repellents PDF icon


Pamphlet cover - click for larger picture

Choosing the Right Repellent PDF icon
Pamplet cover-click for larger picture

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Fairfax County PDF icon
Pamphlet cover- click to enlarge

How To Be Tick Free PDF icon

Translations: Korean PDF icon | Spanish PDF icon

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