Vector Control Program


Notice of Cost Recovery Proposal

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be bringing forward proposed fee adjustments to the Board of Supervisors for consideration in March 2017 (anticipated).  San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy B-29 requires DEH to be full cost recovery.  DEH last adjusted fees in 2010, and since then the department has focused on how to offset rising costs by gaining operational efficiencies, leveraging technology to streamline work, and implementing business re-engineering projects.  The following is a list of current and proposed fees for the Vector Program Lab programs.  If you have any questions regarding DEH’s cost recovery proposal, please contact Eric Lardy at 858-694-2888 or


The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP)  is a countywide program that monitors vectors and the diseases that they carry. A "vector" is an animal or insect capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease. "Vector" also includes eye gnats. Some examples of vectors in San Diego County are mosquitoes, ticks, and rats. The VCP has been reducing and controlling mosquitoes since the 1930’s.

The VCP:

1. Protects public health by surveying for diseases carried by vectors.

2. Reduces peoples’ exposure to vectors and human diseases.

3. Responds to public requests for vector inspections.

4. Educates the public about mosquitoes and other vectors to help residents protect themselves from the diseases vectors can carry.

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