NACCHO supports local health departments in protecting their communities from the bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other emerging vectors. Through development of new tools and resources, policy statements, Stories from the Field, and more, NACCHO helps local health departments increase their capacity to address existing and emerging issues related to vector control and integrated pest management.
In 2015, NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study to understand the current capacity of local rodent control programs across the United States. The study examined nine local rodent control programs to identify best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs. Seven case studies summarizing each agency’s rodent control program as well as an executive summary have since been published.
NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made available “Chikungunya in the United States,” a webinar that examines the spread of the mosquito-borne disease. Marc Fischer, a CDC medical epidemiologist, provides information on chikungunya virus disease epidemiology, diagnosis, surveillance, and response in the United States.
Click below to access NACCHO's policy statement on vectors and vector-borne diseases.
Vector-Borne Disease Resources
- Dengue Webpage
- Division of Vector-Borne Diseases Webpage
- Lyme Disease Toolkit
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Webpage
- Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers
- Vector-Borne Disease Webpage
- West Nile Virus Webpage
- Environmental Health Services Vector control/Integrated Pest Management Webpage
- Vector-Borne Diseases: Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Connections. Workshop Summary
CDC Training on Vector Control
- Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests: The Importance of Integrated Pest Management
- Control of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Tickborne Diseases through Integrated Pest Management
- Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response
- Environmental Public Health Online Courses
West Nile Virus Resources
- West Nile Virus in the United States: Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control
- Overcoming Financial Barriers to Create and Sustain Local Mosquito Programs
- State and Local Mosquito Control Policies
- CDC Stormwater Management and Vector Breeding Habitats
- Before the Swarm: Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreak
Vector-Borne Disease and Climate Change
- Climate Change and Vectorborne Diseases
- Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases & Climate Change
- Fifth Assessment Report - Chapter 11. Human Health
- Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
- Herring M. Where have all the vector control programs gone - part one.
- Herring M. Where have all the vector control programs gone - part two.
- Joint statement on bed bug control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- ASTHO State Public Health Vector Control Conference: Workforce and Disease Priorities Needs Assessment Summary
- ASTHO Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs