Vector Control Program
Vectors are insects, ticks, rats, mice, birds and other animals that transmit disease-producing organisms to humans. To prevent the human disease and discomfort caused by these vectors, the Lee County Health Department provides technical information to the public on methods to monitor and control them. The department conducts a West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program, which includes trapping and analyzing of mosquitoes for the disease. Bird collection is also included in these surveillance efforts. The department aides in the remediation of conditions contributing to WNV, as well as other vectors to provide a safer community for our citizens.