mosquito control

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…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Protect Yourself and Your Community

By Elisabeth Martinez, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO With the arrival of summer and Fourth of July festivities just around the corner, many people are spending more time outside. The rising temperatures invite…

Funding Opportunity: Mosquito Surveillance and Control Research

The American Mosquito Control Association Research Fund is accepting funding proposals for research projects advancing mosquito surveillance and control. Proposals can be submitted from staff at local and state mosquito abatement programs, public and private universities and…

Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to Combating Zika

As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans are at a greater risk for mosquito-borne illness. This year’s risk factor is substantially…