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Pesticides, Disease Vectors and Public Health

Pests such as vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, etc.), other insects, rodents and microbes can cause and spread diseases that pose serious risks to public health.

There are a variety of ways you can control pests and the risks they pose. If pests, such as rats or cockroaches, rely on humans for food, water and places to live, they can only be controlled using integrated pest management (IPM).

An IPM approach confronts pests on several different levels. By removing their food, water and safe living spaces, you can upset their lifestyle, making it harder for them to live and breed.