Vectors and Pest Control

Vectors & Pests Webinars

NEHA aims to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the United States. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.


Mosquito Management: Turnkey Solutions and Responsible Control

Nov 6, 2019 01:00 PM

Mosquito control may be necessary after natural disasters such as hurricanes and major floods. As waters associated with these events begin to recede, both nuisance and vector mosquito species can surge in abundance and consequently complicate relief efforts and cause public health concerns. When situations like this arise many state and county agencies implement emergency response plans and rely on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or private contractors for assistance in reducing mosquito populations. The goal is to alter arbovirus transmission cycles and create an environment that reduces stress to a displaced public and relief workers. In this webinar, Dr. Broox Boze, of Vector Disease Control International (VDCI), will discuss the multiple steps required to implement a responsible emergency response mosquito management plan. This will include the coordination with local, state, and federal governments, challenges with funding as well as preparation and logistics. Is your community prepared?

Speakers

  • Dr. Broox Boze, Vector Disease Control International
  • Kelsey Renfro, Vector Disease Control International

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WEHA 2019 Educational Conference

Day 1 (Wednesday, October 16)- General Environmental Health Sessions: Carbon Monoxide poisoning reporting, Source of Lead Poisoning, Safe Spaces for Children, Addressing PFAS in Wisconsin, Drug and Meth Cleanup, Legal Issues with Human Health Hazards, Roundtable Sessions: opioid cleanup, radon in schools, flooding response, algal blooms

57th Annual Yankee Conference

The 57th Annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health will be held from September 11-13, 2019 in Plymouth Massachusetts at Hotel 1620, Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth MA 0260.

The Conference is the annual conference of the NEHA New England Affiliates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Northern New England (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont) and Rhode Island. The theme of this year's conference is “Hands on Environmental Health”. 

EHTER Operations Course

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be holding an Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations course on November 10 - 15, 2019 at its training facilities in Anniston, AL. 

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