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. 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.

Educational Materials

Printed documents available in PDF format | To obtain a copy or copies of these documents please call 703-246-8931 TTY: 711.

Thumbnail image of 2014-12015 Fight the Bite Calendar

2014-2015 Fight the Bite Calendar
Martians Meet the Mosquitoes

Martians Meet the Mosquitoes/ Titan Takes on the Ticks
Pamphlet cover- click to enlarge

How To Be Tick Free
Korean | Spanish
Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Repellent cover

Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Repellents

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.

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

Just Say Know pamphlet

Just Say Know to Ticks


Pamphlet cover- click to enlarge

The Asian Tiger Mosquito

Pamphlet cover - click for larger picture

Choosing the Right Repellent

Pamplet cover-click for larger picture

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

Understanding Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Page 1
Page 2

Information Sheets, Checklists, and Posters

Winter tips for West Nile Virus
English - Spanish

Tips for Eliminating Standing Water
Chinese - Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese

West Nile Virus Bookmark

The Homeowner's West Nile Virus Check List
English - Chinese -Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese - Farsi - Urdu

West Nile Virus Poster- Don't be Mosquito Meat! Use DEET

West Nile Virus Children's Activity Sheet- Skeeter Reader

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