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6 Sustainable Gifts Everyone Needs This Holiday Season 

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We've selected 6 eco-friendly gifts that help you bite back the whole year long!

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Don't worry about giving the wrong gift this year, we have the perfect gift guide that keeps your loved ones safe from mosquitoes. 


6 Sustainable Gifts Everyone Needs This Holiday Season:

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#1) Long Sleeved Clothing


Dressing in loose fitted and long sleeved clothing reduce overall skin exposure and help block mosquito bites. 

Perfect for:

  • Gardeners and landscapers
  • Active people
  • Nature lovers
  • Young children 
  • People who are always cold 
Where to buy it 

It's the best time to stock up on long sleeves! You can buy them at any superstore or department store.

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#2) Repellent That Works


We're at risk of getting bites during the holidays because mosquitoes spread Winter cheer underground, where it's always nice and cozy. 

Perfect for:

  • You
  • The people in your life who always get bit 
Where to buy it 

You can buy repellent online, in any superstore or outdoors store. Usually, repellent is found in the outdoors or gardening aisles. 

Choosing which repellent to use is a personal choice, as long as you choose 1 of the 4 CDC-recommended active ingredients:

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (also known as PMD)




The active ingredients will be printed on the front of any repellent bottle, along with a percentage, which is a range of how long protection will last -- like sunscreen. 

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#3) California Native Plants


Our research shows that mosquitoes and other pests love cool, shady plants that they can rest in. You can help someone landscape mosquitoes out of the yard by gifting California Native Plants.

California Native Plants aren't just beautiful, they create biodiverse ecosystems and bring beneficial plants to your doorstep.

Perfect for:

  • Nature lovers
  • Plant parents
  • Coworkers
  • Gardeners and landscapers 
  • Neighbors 
  • Teachers and faculty 
  • In-laws


Where to buy them 

There are many privately owned nursuries and plant businesses, as well as outdoor stores and superstores that sell California Native Plants. You can look up a place that is closest to you or within your budget.

We recommend checking out California Botanic Garden in Claremont and Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley for wonderful plants and garden tours. They also have useful resources to help get gardens started. 

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#4) The Legend of Ada Eez booklet


To keep kids entertained during your holiday festivities, order a copy of our interactive storybook, The Legend of Ada Eez. 

Perfect for:

  • Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade students
  • Educators 
Where to get it 

Request a FREE copy or print your own on our EcoHealth Vector Education website.

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#5) Mosquito & Vector Control Presentation


Sometimes we all need a little push to get things done. If you know someone's schedule and know that they need to learn more about mosquitoes, then sign them up for a presentation with us. 

Our presentations are great for all kinds of groups and we even conduct 15-minute online orientations for those who want to take back their community and bite mosquitoes back.

Perfect for:

  • Residents
  • Neighbors 
  • Educators
  • City Council meetings
  • Community meetings
  • Local activists
  • Environmentalists
Where to book 
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#6) Mosquito Home Maintenance 


If you need a last minute gift idea, this is the one for you. The gift of doing someone's mosquito home maintenence is the most thoughtful of them all. You can tip out someone's stagnant water, toss their unused containers, repair their torn screens, or trim down their dense vegetation. 

Learn more: How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes


Perfect for: 

  • Procrastinators
  • People who like spending quality time with you


Give the gift that helps you and everyone on your list bite back the whole yearlong!


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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant