Integrated Vector Management Program

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Integrated vector management includes education, surveillance, disease diagnostics, source reduction, and source treatment. The Vector Control Program (VCP) is a countywide program, within the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ), that works to protect the public from vectors and the diseases they transmit with a balanced, data-driven integrated vector management strategy.

Integrated vector management uses a balanced and “lightest touch” combination of methods to reduce the risk of vector-borne diseases while minimizing effects on the environment. These methods include Public Education, Surveillance and Monitoring, Disease Diagnostics, Source Reduction, and Source Treatment.

The VCP is currently preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to evaluate potential environmental effects of an enhanced Integrated Vector Management Program (IVMP) in order to best target new and emerging vector problems, safeguard the environment, and protect public health.

LEARN MORE: The draft PEIR is available for review on our website. Meetings to summarize the report for the public were held on October 24th and 26th and a recording can be viewed online. You can also visit our webpage to learn more about the Vector Control Program or Integrated Vector Management, or ask us a question below.

STAY INFORMED: To sign up for email updates on the Integrated Vector Management Program and the Program Environmental Impact Report, please click here to subscribe.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The public comment period for the draft PEIR has concluded (October 6, 2023 – November 20, 2023).

Integrated vector management includes education, surveillance, disease diagnostics, source reduction, and source treatment. The Vector Control Program (VCP) is a countywide program, within the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ), that works to protect the public from vectors and the diseases they transmit with a balanced, data-driven integrated vector management strategy.

Integrated vector management uses a balanced and “lightest touch” combination of methods to reduce the risk of vector-borne diseases while minimizing effects on the environment. These methods include Public Education, Surveillance and Monitoring, Disease Diagnostics, Source Reduction, and Source Treatment.

The VCP is currently preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to evaluate potential environmental effects of an enhanced Integrated Vector Management Program (IVMP) in order to best target new and emerging vector problems, safeguard the environment, and protect public health.

LEARN MORE: The draft PEIR is available for review on our website. Meetings to summarize the report for the public were held on October 24th and 26th and a recording can be viewed online. You can also visit our webpage to learn more about the Vector Control Program or Integrated Vector Management, or ask us a question below.

STAY INFORMED: To sign up for email updates on the Integrated Vector Management Program and the Program Environmental Impact Report, please click here to subscribe.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The public comment period for the draft PEIR has concluded (October 6, 2023 – November 20, 2023).

  • Video Recording Available Now

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    The Vector Control Program held several virtual informational meetings on October 24 and October 26, 2023. The meetings reviewed the draft Program Environmental Impact Report which details the effects of proposed enhancements to the County's Integrated Vector Management Program that would allow the Program to better protect public health and the environment.

    A recording of the presentation can be viewed here: VIDEO - Informational Meeting October 2023

    The public comment period on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report continues through November 20, 2023.

    Submit comments to:

    Email: IVMP@sdcounty.ca.gov

    Mail: Vector Control Program
    Attn: IVMP Manager
    5570 Overland Avenue, Suite 102
    San Diego, CA 92123

    Online: Engage San Diego County

  • Draft Program Environmental Impact Report available for public review and comment

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    The draft Program Environmental Impact Report is available for public review and comment. The Report details the effects of proposed enhancements to the County's Integrated Vector Management Program that would allow the Program to better protect public health and the environment.

    This draft Program Environmental Impact Report is available for review and comment on our website and in hard copy at DEHQ offices and County libraries from October 6th through November 20th. Comments can be submitted through the comment form on this page, by email to IVMP@SDCOUNTY.CA.GOV or by mail to:

    Vector Control Program
    Attn: IVMP Manager
    5570 Overland Ave. Suite 102
    San Diego, CA 92123

    In addition, we will be holding three public meetings on October 24th and 26th to review the draft Report. For more information click on the “Register for a Meeting” tab on this page or click here.

  • Video Recording Available Now

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    The Vector Control Program held several virtual informational meetings on November 2 and November 8, 2022. The meetings explained how the Vector Control Program protects San Diego County residents from vectors (animals such as mosquitoes that can spread diseases to people) using integrated vector management, as well as about an upcoming review (Program Environmental Impact Report) of an enhanced version of our program to ensure our efforts remain environmentally friendly.

    A recording of the presentation can be viewed here: VIDEO - Informational Meeting November 2022

    You can continue to ask us your questions here on Engage San Diego County.

  • Learn How The Vector Control Program Protects Your Health

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    We invite you to join us for one of several virtual informational meetings to learn about how the Vector Control Program protects San Diego County residents from vectors (animals such as mosquitoes that can spread diseases to people) using integrated vector management, as well as about an upcoming review of an enhanced version of our program (Program Environmental Impact Report) to ensure our efforts remain environmentally friendly.

    Below are the Zoom links for each meeting – click the link at the start of the meeting to join.

    Date

    Time

    Zoom Link

    November 2, 2022

    10:00-11:00 am

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86876175778

    November 2, 2022

    6:00-7:00 pm

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82730229451

    November 8, 2022

    10:00-11:00 am

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84334786094

    November 8, 2022

    3:00-4:00 pm

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89734921727


    If you have general questions or would like to request translation services for the meetings in a language other than English, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari), Korean, Somali, or Tagalog (incl. Filipino), please notify us with the date/time of the meeting you will be attending and the language requested no later than October 19, 2022, by emailing ivmp@sdcounty.ca.gov or calling (858) 694-2888.

    The presentation will be recorded and provided on the integrated vector management webpage. Engage San Diego County can also be accessed to learn more about integrated vector management, ask questions, and get updates about the upcoming Program Environmental Impact Report.


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