Vectors

Zoonotic Diseases and Vector Control involves many facets including

  • Bats
  • Bed Bugs
  • Mosquitoes
  • Rabies and Animal Bites
  • Rodents
  • Ticks

The best approach to diseases that can transfer from animals to humans includes education, prevention and an integrated pest management program.

The Ohio Department of Health Zoonotic Disease Program has extensive information about animals that can carry and spread diseases to people:

BatsFerretsPoultry
BirdsHorsesRabbits, Rodents, Pocket Pets
CatsLivestockraccoons
DogsNonhuman PrimatesReptiles & Amphibians

Please visit our other environmental pages for additional information about vector control and public health prevention.