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Vector Borne Disease Control Program

The Vector Borne Disease Control Program, or VBDC, is a cooperative effort between Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Lehigh County has been conducting mosquito surveillance and control in association with the PA Department of Environmental Protection since 2000 when West Nile virus was first detected in Pennsylvania. LCCD works closely with municipalities and county agencies to protect the public health using Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) principles. We have a strong focus on education and habitat reduction. Mosquitoes are field collected with site specific traps and sent to the DEP Lab in Harrisburg for testing. If the virus is detected, appropriate measures are taken to reduce insect populations and lower the risk of disease transmission to the public.

Individual citizens can call the Lehigh County Conservation District to make biting mosquito complaints and request a trap be set.

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