Vector Control Resources

Improve your program’s capacity to control vectors and public health pests with our free resources below.

Tools and Guidance
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Explore our manual for classroom use and field training for rodent and IPM programs.

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Review our historical tool for teaching animal identification to personnel without special training in taxonomy.

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Learn about actions to help ensure mosquito-management programs incorporate a systems-based approach to stormwater management.

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Explore our Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners content on vector control.

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Coordinate with partners to identify and address drivers of vector-borne disease transmission in a community (produced through a collaborative projectExternal with CDC).

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Find tools and resources for program improvement activities that align with the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services (produced in collaboration with CDC).

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Learn about the five components of IPM.

Training
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Learn about using integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. Available for CE credits through NEHA.

More Vector Control Training
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The following training programs also have modules on vector control:

Environmental Health Training on Emergency Response
Environmental Public Health Online Courses

Research
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Explore an article by CDC and PHF staff about assessing vector control program performance and improving services.

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Read profiles describing best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs of local rodent control programs (produced in collaboration with CDC).

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Explore our vector control publications.

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Learn about the role of environmental health in vector control services and how programs can strengthen their capacity.

Investigations
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In 2012 CDC began working with American Indian communities in Arizona to control Rocky Mountain spotted fever after an outbreak of the vector borne disease. CDC’s EHS helped develop and implement a reservation-wide dog collaring program to halt disease spread by dogs, the main source of exposure to disease-transmitting ticks.

Page last reviewed: November 2, 2018