A vector is any insect or arthropod, rodent or other animal of public health significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agents of human disease, or capable of causing human discomfort or injury.
The Purpose of Vector Control is to monitor and control mosquitoes that are capable of transmitting disease to humans. They are responsible for controlling mosquitoes through education, natural, and chemical means. They also perform bee eradications (outside the structure only) as well as inform the public how to control fleas on their own property.
•Surveillance- Inspectors are doing surveillance every day by looking for mosquito breeding sources in their areas. In between service requests, our Inspectors are checking drains, gutters, and ditches. Anything that can hold water for longer than one week has the potential to be a breeding source.
•Public Information and Education- Use of press release for public education and information. BPHVC also uses this websites, and one-on-one consultations to communicate strategies for preventing or eliminating disease vectors on private property.
•Bee Control- When it is necessary to control bee infestations on public property( outside the structure), Vector Control will eliminate feral swarms and colonies through the use of integrated pest management.