Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District

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Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control
19200 Latona Road
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone: (530) 365-3768
Fax: (530) 365-0305

Other Vectors

A vector is any animal or insect that is capable of transmitting disease or is a public health nuisance. Examples of vectors are mosquitoes, rats, flies, fleas, ticks, spiders and certain stinging insects. Constant monitoring and control efforts must be maintained to prevent the spread of diseases by vectors to the public. Vectors spread disease to humans by biting, burrowing into skin, contaminating food, and stinging. Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District has several programs aimed at eliminating or lowering the numbers of vectors, consequently lowering the chance of vector borne disease. The goal of the Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District is to prevent human diseases, discomfort, injuries, annoyance and economic loss caused by vectors and vector-borne disease.

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control performs annual surveillance for Ixodes pacifcus and Dermacentor sp. ticks, attempting to establish abundance trends, and provide residents with areas of heightened public concern. Ticks have the potential to vector such diseases as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne relapsing fever.

Rodents and Rodent Borne Diseases

Rodents, like rats, mice and ground squirrels have the potential to transmit disease within Shasta County, so Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control conducts limited disease surveillance in conjunction with public education to help reduce the risks of contact with wild animals. Rodents in California have the potential to transmit; hantavirus, arenavirus, leptospirosis, rat bite fever and through fleas; plague bacteria.

 

Misc. Vectors