Did you know? Controlling vectors is an important part of reducing disease risk, and the County of San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health has a small department dedicated to Vector control. The County of San Diego Department of Vector Control uses citizen surveillance to monitor mosquitoes and other pests.

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest creatures on earth; they have the potential to spread many different viruses like West Nile, dengue, chikungunya, and even Zika. The Vector Control Program (VCP) monitors, tests, and controls mosquitoes and provides education and outreach.
Citizen scientists are invited to help the VCP track and reduce Invasive Aedes Mosquito populations in San Diego County.
These invasive blood suckers have a limited flight range and breed in very small sources of water in backyards and homes. A concerted effort to find and eliminate bottle caps, plant saucers and waste tires can significantly impact Invasive Aedes population numbers. To learn more visit sdvector.com and click “Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes”.