Insects & Vector

Contact information:

Residential Services Unit


Adam Howard




Insects & Vector

The Vector Control Program aims to minimize the risk of transmission of disease from organisms such as insects.  A vector is any organism that transmits a pathogen.  Residential Services Sanitarians work diligently to minimize the risk of disease transmission.  When a disease is identified, Sanitarians respond with educational material and, when applicable, the application of pesticide.  Educational workshops are also offered on insects of public health significance. 

Choosing the Right Insect Repellent Tool

ODA Gypsy Moth Treatment Areas and Information

Mosquito Map 2016

Green pin points indicate the Biogents traps, which are designed to trap the mosquito that carries Zika virus
Blue pin points indicate the West Nile traps, which are designed to trap mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus