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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 vectors and the diseases that they carry and has been reducing and controlling mosquitoes 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 and subscribe to categories of interest, under Environmental Health.

 New Updates:

2014 Local West Nile Virus Activity

San Diego County Resident with West Nile Virus Hospitalized

West Nile Virus Information

2014 WNV Statistics


Services                         General Information              
Report Dead BirdsVectors and their Diseases
Report Green Swimming PoolsAnnual Report
Report Mosquito BreedingWest Nile Virus Activity
Mosquito Fish Distribution LocationsHantavirus Activity
Rat InspectionAerial Larvicide Application
Receive Email UpdatesContact Us
Vector Habitat Remediation Program 
Eye Gnats 


Education                       Media                             
Pamphlet LibraryPress Releases
Request Educational MaterialsVector Control Goes to School
Request a PresentationFight the Bite Mobile App Public Service Announcement
Geocaching"Fight the Bite App Takes on West Nile Virus" Video
QR Codes"Go Blue, Not Green!" Video
Vector Control Goes to SchoolWNV Public Service Announcement
Kids on a Swat Team?"Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 1
 "Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 2
 "Lucha Contra la Picadura del Zancudo" Video
 "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 
West Nile Virus Homepage