The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) is a branch within the County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health. A "vector" is an animal or insect that can carry and pass on a human disease. Some examples of vectors in San Diego County are mosquitoes, ticks and rodents.
The VCP works in the county of San Diego to monitor and control vectors and the diseases that they carry. The VCP has been reducing and controlling mosquitoes and other vectors since the 1930’s.
1. Protects public health by surveying for diseases carried by vectors.
2. Controls and reduces peoples’ exposure to vectors and human diseases.
3. Responds to public requests for vector inspections.
4. Educates the public about mosquitoes and other vectors to help residents protect themselves from the diseases vectors can carry.
Find out more how the Department of Environmental Health Vector Control Program
protects public health and improves our quality of life in this very brief video.
Eye Gnat Update:
The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Vector Control Program is seeking validation of a candidate eye gnat abatement measure, Irrigation Practices, pursuant to 64.405(c) of Title 6, County Code of Regulatory Ordinances which allows for two or more Professors of Entomology or similarly qualified person, not employed by the county, to review the effectiveness of candidate measures identified by the Farm and Home Advisor that have not been validated based on prior peer reviews. A meeting open to the public is scheduled for April 30, 2013, at 11:00 am at 5570 Overland Avenue, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92123.
On April 10, 2013, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego adopted ordinance amendments to Title 6 of the San Diego County Code relating to the County-wide (incorporated cities and unincorporated area) Eye Gnat Program, which went into effect January 4, 2013, as a result of a lawsuit filed alleging the ordinances were insufficiently supported for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act and inconsistent with state law. The ordinance amendments modified preconditions for the issuance of orders to abate eye gnats to commercial organic farms and allow government agencies that have an interest in land that would be affected by the abatement order to attempt to appeal such orders to California Department of Public Health. The amendments become effective May 10, 2013.
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Additional information and supporting documents are available at Eye Gnat Homepage.