Vectors and Pest Control

Managing Canada Geese & Pigeons Webinar

The Environmental Protection Agency will host a webinar on the integrated approaches to managing Canada geese and nuisance pigeons.

Dr. Paul Curtis, coordinator of the Wildlife Damage Management Program, at Cornell University Cooperative Extension will describe environmental issues, habits and habitats associated with geese in urban and suburban areas, as well as, a multitude of integrated solutions to control them. 

Pesticide Resistance Testing for Mosquito Mgmt Webinar

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a webinar about how pesticide resistance testing can assist your local health department or mosquito control district make mosquito management decisions and improve abatement success. 

Dr. Janet McAllister, Research Entomologist with CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases will discuss the etiology of mosquito pesticide resistance, what pesticide resistance means to your mosquito abatement program, and ways to test for pesticide resistance mosquitoes. 

NEHA Vector Committee

Mission

To be a resource for environmental health professionals and NEHA leadership dedicated to developing resources and programs, fostering improved vector control programs to protect public health.

Description 

NEHA’s Vector Committee is comprised of experts working in partnership to provide outcomes in the following priority areas:

  • Identification and recommendations related to resource gaps, needs of the profession, and emerging issues.
  • Identification of best practices, successes and challenges for environmental health professionals in vector programs.
  • Guidance, input and participation in the development of vector resources and projects.
  • Promotion and dissemination of NEHA related-related and committee developed materials and resources.

Membership

NEHA's Vector Committee is comprised of local, state, federal and industry professionals with environmental health and data expertise.

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Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

The EEK Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals to help them respond to events of public health concern as well as bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment for the purpose of exchanging information and discovering new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests. 

Dates: May 15-16, 2018

Cost of Attendance: Free

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 21st, 2018.

EEK: Vectors & Public Health Pests Virtual Conference 2018

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Registration Now Open!

NEHA is excited to announce its second Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference on May 15 – 16, 2018.  Take advantage of a unique opportunity to engage with environmental health professionals of all levels in an exciting virtual environment.

About the Conference: 

Dates: May 15-16, 2018

Cost of Attendance: Free

The EEK Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals to help them respond to events of public health concern, as well as bring professionals together to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests.  We are looking to facilitate collaboration across multiple sectors (including academia, research, private industry, and environmental public health) and encourage anyone who is interested the field of vector control or public health pests to attend.

Presentation Topics Include...

  • Rodents, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, etc.
  • Integrated pest management
  • New technologies in vector and pest control
  • Program improvement strategies and resources
  • Methods for surveillance 
  • How information can be used by the public
  • Lessons learned
  • And more! 

View the conference Agenda  

view presenter guide 

Updated as of 4/19/18

 

The virtual conference environment will include auditorium presentations, poster sessions, a networking lounge, and exhibitor booths and resources. 


Register Here! 

Register to Attend EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests 


Thank you to the following partners for exhibiting at EEK: 

  • American Mosquito Control Association 
  • American Public Health Association 
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Esri: GIS Mapping Software, Spatial Data Analytics & Location Platform
  • National Pest Management Association 
  • Public Health Foundation 
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • The Western Integrated Pest Management Center
  • Vector Disease Control International 

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Beck at abeck@neha.org

 

2018 Vector Control Summit

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to be hosting the 2018 Vector Control Summit, to be held March 13 – 15 in Orlando, Florida! The event, titled “Itching to Improve: Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity” will provide training, education,
peer-to-peer learning, and other capacity-building activities targeted for local vector control organizations. The event is FREE, but space is limited. 

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure not to miss out on this valuable opportunity!

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