Partnership with VDCI

The City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County are partnering with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) to help protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and nuisance pest populations. VDCI is committed to improving the quality of human life through public education, surveillance, and management of mosquitoes - because we believe everyone deserves peace of mind while enjoying the outdoors. To learn more about VDCI’s Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program and their mission to protect public health, watch this video.

Public Education

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs are more likely to achieve long-term success when there is support from the community. Learn how VDCI is utilizing technology and science-backed solutions to manage mosquitoes.

You can help us in the fight to protect public health right in your backyard! Check out VDCI's mosquito prevention checklist and learn how you can protect yourself and your property from pesky mosquitoes.


Surveillance and Disease Testing

Surveillance is key to any successful mosquito management program. VDCI’s trained Entomologists and Biologists are experienced in all methods of larval and adult mosquito surveillance and identification. Examples of surveillance include inspecting larval breeding sites, setting up traps, and monitoring adult mosquito populations in an area. 

Once data is collected, experts test for mosquito-borne diseases and implement appropriate control actions to reduce the risk of human disease transmission if needed. Learn how VDCI is utilizing surveillance technology to help us better understand mosquito populations in our county.


Larvae & Adult Mosquito Management

VDCI’s goal is to proactively eliminate mosquitoes prior to them becoming adults. This is an important element of controlling mosquito-borne diseases because it stops mosquitoes before they acquire the virus and have the opportunity to transmit it to people. 

When necessary, adulticide applications are safely conducted with EPA-registered pesticides. These applications are based on surveillance and designed to target nuisance or disease-vectoring mosquitoes. We regularly test mosquitoes and take appropriate measures to prevent them from developing insecticide resistance.

VDCI uses science and data to ensure that spraying is only conducted when necessary, and that applications are made in the right place at the right time using ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays.

Learn more about mosquitoes, where they breed, and how you can protect yourself from nuisance bites and mosquito-borne diseases.