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