Diseases transmitted to humans or other animals by insects or other arthropods.
Usually mosquitoes or ticks.
Mosquito-borne viruses - West Nile virus (WNV) is one of several viruses in the US that can infect people. The virus exists in nature primarily through a transmission cycle involving certain species of mosquitoes and birds. La Crosse Encephalitis (LAC) is a viral infection that can cause inflammation of the brain.
Tick-borne illnesses - Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most severe tick borne illness in the United States and is spread by the bite of infected ticks. The disease gets its name from the Rocky Mountain area where it was first identified.Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by bacteria that are transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.
Infestations caused by pests such as bed bugs, fleas, and lice.
Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. They are a problem worldwide, are resurging, causing property loss, expense, and inconvenience. The good news is that bed bugs do not transmit disease.
Brown recluse spiders are usually found in workplaces with secluded, dry, sheltered areas such as underneath structures logs, or in piles of rocks or leaves. If a brown recluse spider wanders indoors, they may be found in dark closets, shoes, or attics.
USGS Disease Map shows distribution of disease across US.
Summer safety tips tips for outdoor protection against VB diseases.
Evite Las Picaduras de Insectos (Español)
Tick information protect yourself against tick bites.
West Nile virus information (English) Fight the Bite.
Virus del Nilo Occidental (Español) ¡Luche Contra las Picaduras!
La Crosse Encephalitis information (English) How you can prevent LAC