mosquito control

Vector Control Collaborative for Hurricane-Affected States: Request for Applications

NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established the Vector Control Collaborative to match local vector control programs from hurricane-affected states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX) that have…

An Inside Look at NACCHO’s Vector Surveillance and Control Workshops

In response to the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, NACCHO hosted two Vector Surveillance and Control Workshops in partnership with the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Effectively Communicating About Mosquito Control: A Guide for Mosquito Control Partners

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this guide to help states and communities across the nation explore and expand their mosquito control…

Vector Control Mentorship Program Applications Opening Soon

Applications are opening soon for NACCHO’s Vector Control Mentorship Program. Local vector control organizations are encouraged to apply to be either mentors or mentees in the program. Mentors will help mentees increase their capacity to…

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a report on the express legal authorities for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report includes an overview of the…

Manage Mosquitoes with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Marie Smith and Dylan Williams, NACCHO Interns Vector-borne diseases (e.g., Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease) are a concern to many Americans, spreading among the population through mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other…

Webinar Recording: Using Mosquito Surveillance to Make Decisions about Control Methods

Last year, a NACCHO report found that 61% of respondents from local vector control organizations did not make mosquito control decisions based on surveillance data. On August 23, 2018, NACCHO hosted a Q&A-based webinar to provide technical assistance…

Preventing the Bite Day and Night in Harris County

The third most populous county in the United States, Harris County (TX) works day and night to protect its 4.7 million residents from vector-borne disease by integrating surveillance, control, education, research, and technology. Harris County…