The goal of DuPage County’s Vector Control program is to protect the community from disease vectors, such as mosquitoes and ticks, through public education and awareness as well as through surveillance and control activities.
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that can be transmitted from the bite of a rabid animal, such as a bat, skunk, raccoon, or fox.
Ticks can carry certain pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites) that can cause disease transmission to humans.
The DuPage County Health Department uses information collected from residents regarding dead birds observed and ticks sighted in the community as part of our mosquito and tick-borne illness surveillance program
Mosquitoes transmit serious and sometimes fatal diseases, such as West Nile virus (WNV), to horses, humans and their pets.