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Where can I find information on mosquito control and West Nile Virus?

You can find US EPA information on mosquito and insect control at the following Web pages.

Mosquitos: Methods of Mosquito Control, http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/health/mosquitoes/mosquito.htm

Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus, http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/westnile.htm

Pesticides: Mosquito Control, http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/mosquitoes/

Using Insect Repellents Safely, http://epa.gov/pesticides/insect/safe.htm

Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness, http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/

You may also be interested in the EPA publication "Wetlands and West Nile Virus", located at  http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/pdf/WestNile.pdf (PDF, 2pp., 328KB, About PDF).



The following EPA Regional Offices also have region-specific information on mosquito control and West Nile Virus.

Region 1: EPA New England - West Nile Virus Resources for New Englanders (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT),

Region 2: West Nile Virus, Mosquitoes and Pesticides (NJ, NY, PR, VI),

Region 3 – The Mid-Atlantic States – West Nile Virus (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV),

About Region 5: West Nile Virus Facts (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI),

West Nile Virus in Michigan (Region 5):

Region 7 - West Nile Virus, Mosquitoes and Pesticides (IA, KS, MO, NE),

Region 10: West Nile Virus Resources for the Pacific Northwest (AK, ID, OR, WA),


Joint and non-EPA information is available from the following sites.

Joint Statement on Mosquito Control in the United States from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Fight the Bite!,

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fact sheet: West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know, http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factSheet.htm

Medline Plus: West Nile Virus,

United States Geological Survey (USGS): West Nile Virus Maps,

National Biological Information Infrastructure: West Nile Virus,

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Animal Health Monitoring & Surveillance: West Nile Virus Web page gives surveillance maps, and information on prevention and control in horses, poultry, and other livestock.

For additional information, we suggest that you contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)  Exit EPA Disclaimer . NPIC is an EPA-sponsored hotline which provides a variety of impartial information on all pesticides. NPIC provides chemical, health and environmental information on the 600+ active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different pesticide products, toxicological information, product label information, cleanup and disposal procedures, and general information on the regulations of pesticides in the United States.

The NPIC also receives complaints about pesticides and pesticide applications. They should be able to help with your request. You may reach the hotline between 6:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST), 7 days a week. 

Web site: National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), http://npic.orst.edu/  Exit EPA Disclaimer
Phone: 1-800-858-7378 
Email: npic@ace.orst.edu
Web form: http://npic.orst.edu/comments.shtml


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  • Topic #: 23002-24142
  • Date Created: 6/14/2005
  • Last Modified Since: 1/22/2014
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