Vector Control

Environmental health practitioners address vector and pest issues on a daily basis.

This section provides guidance, information, and resources on vector control and pest management for preventing disease and protecting public health.


Featured Resources
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) – free online training emphasizing the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others (CDC, in partnership with the National Network of Public Health Institutes, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University, and the National Environmental Health Association)

Vector Control / Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Topic Page – links to resources produced by CDC’s Water, Food and Environmental Health Services Branch, our grantees, and other partners

CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases – reference center for vector-borne viral and bacterial diseases

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response – how to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate vector-borne agents after disasters:

CDC Rodent Control After a Disaster – information about rodent infestations and precautions to take when cleaning rodent-infested areas

Links to information from outside CDC

U.S. Armed Forces Pest Management Boardexternal icon – recommends policy, provides guidance, and coordinates the exchange of information on all matters related to pest management

World Health Organization (WHO):external icon

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Page last reviewed: February 21, 2018