Essential Service #6: Enforce Laws and Regulations

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Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental public health and ensure safety

Enforcement of laws and regulations helps to protect health and ensures safety of the community.  This essential service is implemented through the review, evaluation, and revision of existing laws and regulations that were designed to protect the community against the spread of vector-borne illness and disease to reflect current scientific best practices.

Vector program activities that fit into Essential Service #6 include, but aren’t limited to:

  1. Build understanding and support for enforcement actions
  2. Ensure that enforcement actions are uniformly applied


Notice of Inspection Templates for Mosquitos, Rodents, Ticks Customizable templates for sanitary inspection notices for mosquitos, rodents, and ticks.


MVCAC Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) is the leading voice and advocate for mosquito and vector control in the California Legislature. Each year, the organization hosts a Legislative Day at the State Capitol where participants meet with legislators and decision makers to promote the importance of mosquito and vector control.

Urban Blight and Public Health Insect and rodent vectors problems are magnified in blighted neighborhoods and substandard housing. They are part of a much bigger and complex picture of multiple disparities, and their effects, that range from the individual to the neighborhood level. To understand vector control problems and related issues in such areas, one should be familiar circumstances and conditions in the communities. This report gives useful insight into the role of public health in housing policies.

Rat Control Health and sanitation code for the city of West Allis, WI