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.
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:
- Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases
- Protect Yourself from Animal- and Insect-Related Hazards After a Natural Disaster
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
The Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice CenterExternal – tools and resources for preparedness that can be used by public health departments nationwide, including
- Environmental Health Emergency Response Guide, Chapter 6: Vector Control Cdc-pdf[PDF – 658 KB] – provides quick access to needed information before an incident strikes a community
U.S. Armed Forces Pest Management BoardExternal – recommends policy, provides guidance, and coordinates the exchange of information on all matters related to pest management
- Vector Control – Methods for Use by Individuals and CommunitiesExternal