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Vector Control Program

The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) is within the County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health, Community Health Division. A "vector" is an animal or insect capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease. "Vector" also includes eye gnats. Some examples of vectors in San Diego County are mosquitoes, ticks and rodents.
 

The VCP is a countywide program that monitors and controls vectors and the diseases that they carry. The VCP has been reducing and controlling mosquitoes and other vectors since the 1930’s.

The VCP:
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.

If you would like to sign up to receive e-mail announcements on vector-related information, please click on the link:  E-Gov Delivery Notice Subscription. If this link does not work, please visit http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=CASAND and subscribe to categories of interest, under Environmental Health.

 

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Report Green Swimming PoolsAnnual Report
Report Mosquito BreedingWest Nile Virus Activity
Mosquito Fish Distribution LocationsHantavirus Activity
Rat InspectionAerial Larvicide Application
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Education                       Media                             
Brochure LibraryPress Releases
Request Educational MaterialsWNV Public Service Announcement
Request a Presentation"Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 1
Geocaching"Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 2
 "Lucha Contra la Picadura del Zancudo" Video
QR Codes"The Vector Collectors" Video
 "Tick Talk" Video
 "End the Rat Race" Video
 "Termine Con Las Ratas: Exclusión, Atrapamiento y Cebado" Video
 "The Airborne Menace" Hantavirus Video
 Team Fight the Bite Geocaches Dept of Environmental Health Facebook site
 

 

For More Information On 
WNV Or Other Vectors Contact: 
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov 
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