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Vector-Borne Diseases

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Learn the facts about the most common vector-borne diseases in North Carolina and what you can do to reduce your chances of mosquito and tick bites.

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Tick-Borne Illnesses


  • Making sense of repellents (PDF, 639KB) (different types of mosquito and tick repellents and their ingredients, what they do, how to use them safely and effectively)
  • Mosquitoes in Your Yard? (PDF, 456KB) (How to control mosquitoes)
  • Summer Camping… with no bites (PDF, 1.24 MB)
  • Safe control of bedbugs - Bedbugs are not known to carry disease, but people have become ill or even died using pesticides improperly. Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Pesticide Use for Controlling Bedbugs. English (PDF, 1 MB) / Spanish (PDF, 1 MB)