Vector Control

Overview

This program is a component of other Environmental Health Division (EHD) programs as well as a stand-alone program. The Division provides surveillance for insects and animals that could pose a public health threat. These include surveillance for:

  • Mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus, and many other human diseases.
  • Africanized bees that if disturbed can be deadly.
  • Rats and Mice that carry many diseases including Hantavirus and Plague.

Current public education efforts involve mosquito control, Africanized bees, Hantavirus control, and rabies. For more information please visit the Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Program website.