Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program
The mission of the Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program is to protect the public's health and well being through the prevention of human disease, discomfort, annoyance, and economic loss caused by vector species and vector-borne diseases agents.
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus - Information and Resources
- Plan Review Design Standards - Information, recommendations and design consulting on vector control and prevention
- Mosquito Abatement
- Bed Bug Information
- Disease surveillance and control for:
- Mosquito-borne encephalitis,
- Plague (bacteria passed between rodents through the bite of an infected flea),
- Hantavirus (spread to humans via rodent droppings and urine),
- Lyme disease (laboratory testing of ticks for bacterial infection that causes skin, joint, heart and nervous system problems)
- Raccoon Roundworm (parasitic infection),
- Rabies (collection of wild mammals for testing in cases of human exposure)
- Relapsing Fever and Anthrax
- Rabies and Rats Fact Sheet
- Vector Service Request
- Dead Bird Reporting
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Got Crickets? Anyone spotting Mormon crickets is asked to report them to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
In the Reno area, submit this form: Mormon cricket and grasshopper reporting form available at agri.nv.gov/entomology or call 775.353.3767
In the Winnemucca area, call 775.623.6502.
Last modified on 02/08/2019