Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     -     May 8, 2012

Contact: Deborah Bass
              Public Affairs Mgr.

(925) 771-6112 - office
(925) 260-4670 - mobile 




CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District has been named a double winner in the 2012 Communicator Awards competition. The District earned two Award of Distinctions, one each in two categories for their "Mosquito Control Matters" video depicting the seven reasons why mosquito control matters.


"It's inspiring to be recognized for a video we are extremely passionate about," said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager for the District. "There are so many important, and let's face it, not so important issues that compete with everyone's precious time. We are hopeful that this recognition ensures a greater audience who will learn about this important issue--that  mosquitoes are abundant, are often produced on private properties unbeknownst to the resident, and that they can spread disease. Clearly, mosquito control matters."

The "Mosquito Control Matters" video has been embraced and utilized by many mosquito control districts in California, by the California Department of Public Health, and by the Mosquito & Vector Control Association of California.  


"The video has stunning footage of a mosquito emerging from the water, as well as an animated map depicting the spread of West Nile virus over a five-year period - just to name a few of the highlights," added Bass. "We are thrilled that our communication efforts to our residents are being recognized."

About Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District:

The District is an independent special district and public health agency that has been protecting public health for more than 85 years. Their office is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord. Call the District to report mosquito problems at (925) 771-6195 or visit their office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to get FREE mosquitofish for ornamental ponds, horse troughs or neglected swimming pools.  Learn more about the free services they offer in the areas of mosquitoes, skunks, rats, yellowjackets, and ticks on their website.

For a complete list of awards earned by the District, please visit their awards page.

About The Communicator Awards:


The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year's Communicator Awards received more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the

world. Please visit for more information.


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