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.
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.
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