Vector Control Program


The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) is within the County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health, Community Health Division. 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 rodents.

The VCP is a countywide program that monitors and controls vectors and the diseases that they carry. The VCP has been reducing and controlling mosquitoes and other vectors since the 1930’s.

The VCP:
1. Protects public health by surveying for diseases carried by vectors.
2. Controls and 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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Services                          General Information              
Report Dead Birds Vectors and their Diseases
Report Green Swimming Pools Annual Report
Report Mosquito Breeding West Nile Virus Activity
Mosquito Fish Distribution Locations Hantavirus Activity
Rat Inspection Aerial Larvicide Application
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Vector Habitat Remediation Program  
Eye Gnats  


Education                        Media                             
Pamphlet Library Press Releases
Request Educational Materials Vector Control Goes to School
Request a Presentation Fight the Bite Mobile App Public Service Announcement
Geocaching "Fight the Bite App Takes on West Nile Virus" Video
QR Codes "Go Blue, Not Green!" Video
Vector Control Goes to School "Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 1
Kids on Swat Team? "Stop West Nile Virus" Video Part 2
  "Lucha Contra la Picadura del Zancudo" Video
  "The Vector Collectors" Video
  "Tick Talk" Video
  "End the Rat Race" Video
  "Termine Con Las Ratas: Exclusión, Atrapamiento y Cebado" Video
  "The Airborne Menace" Hantavirus Video
 Team Fight the Bite Geocaches  Dept of Environmental Health Facebook site


For More Information On 
WNV Or Other Vectors Contact: 
(858) 694-2888
West Nile Virus Homepage