Vector Control

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

CDC Training on Vector Control

West Nile Virus Resources

Vector-Borne Disease and Climate Change

Other Resources