Mosquito-borne Disease Control

Fact: Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animals. It is believed that mosquitoes are responsible for around 1 million deaths per year.

The NCCD, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), has implemented the Mosquito-borne Disease Control Program. Our mission is to protect the public health of residents in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties by collecting field data and eliminating hosts of the West Nile and Zika viruses.

NCCD is monitoring mosquitoes in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties.

The District would like to remind residents of the 5-county area to be cognizant of potential water-holding containers surrounding your home; such as empty flower or garden pots, bird baths, tin or aluminum cans, plastic bags, recycling bins, even wrappers from candy bars, and special emphasis on old tires.  Anything impenetrable by water has the potential of being mosquito breeding habitat.

Helpful Resources:
PA DEP West Nile Virus Control Program
West Nile Virus – Penn State Extension
West Nile Virus – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zika Virus – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Mosquito Control Association

Questions?

Contact Brandon Ball at our office today at 570-495-4665 x 303 or bball@nccdpa.org for more information on NCCD’s Mosquito-borne Disease Control Program. We look forward to hearing from you!