Vector Control Program

The Turks & Caicos Islands Vector Control Program (VCP) is a countywide program that monitors vectors and the diseases they carry. A "vector" is an animal or insect capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease. Some examples of vectors in the Turks & Caicos Islands are mosquitoes, flies, and rats.

The VCP:

  1. Protects public health by surveying for diseases carried by vectors.
  2. Reduces peoples’ exposure to vectors and human diseases.
  3. Responds to public requests for vector inspections.
  4. Educates the public about mosquitoes and other vectors to help residents protect themselves from the diseases vectors can carry.