mosquito control

Harris County Public Health Uses Global Health Innovations to Prevent Infectious Mosquito-borne Diseases

In this success story, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) shares their insights on two vector control strategies that were originally carried out in India, Brazil, and Australia before they were adopted by Harris County. The…

Strengthen Core Capabilities in Mosquito and Tick Surveillance and Control with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Michael Luong, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Summer may be coming to an end, but mosquito and tick season continues until the first frost hits and temperatures are consistently under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. With warming…

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…