mosquito control

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Let’s talk surveillance!

By Sandra L. Fisher-Grainger, MPH, Director, Hernando County Mosquito Control With the introduction of Zika to the United States in 2016 in both people and local mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases have become more of a concern, especially…

Community Assessments for Mosquito Prevention and Control Experiences, Attitudes, and Practices — U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017 and 2018

A recent article in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says that community assessments conducted in the U.S. Virgin Islands during the Zika outbreak response, hurricane response, and hurricane recovery found similar support for…

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs

Mosquito control has historically been and remains an important and basic public health function. Given the emergence of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the United States and U.S. territories, the second edition of…

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…