Vector Surveillance to Promote Safe Open Spaces & Trails

Based on vector assessment results, implement and sustain at least 1 risk-based strategy to reduce exposure to vectors and promote safe open spaces/trails to support the Vision2BActive initiative by June 30, 2021.

Why is this important?

Vectors are organisms, typically mosquitoes, rodents and ticks that can carry diseases that are transmittable to people and can cause a nuisance. Our job is to ensure the public has safe outdoor environments to enjoy and to be physically active. 
The Vision2BActive campaign aims to improve health and wellness in San Bernardino County by encouraging residents to increase their physical activity and connecting them to existing recreational programs in their communities. This objective supports efforts to maintain safe outdoor environments for our communities by monitoring different types of vectors.

What are we working on?

We want to ensure that parks, trails and open spaces that the public enjoys are monitored for vectors to support the Vision2BActive initiative.
This was done by completing mosquito, rodent and tick surveillance and abatement for the following diseases in the following locations:
  • Ticks and plague: Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Yucaipa Regional Park, Glen Helen Regional Park, Wildwood Canyon State Park, Summit Park, Veterans Park, Highland Community Park, Jennie Davis Park, Robert Sessions Sports Park, Dana Park Community Center
  • Hantavirus: Hunter Ridge Park, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Applewhite Campground
We will continue surveillance and abatement to minimize potential disease transmission and nuisance conditions.

How are we doing?

The assessment findings stated that positive locations of disease represented the presence of disease within the areas of interest. This in turn supported the idea of increasing surveillance and capture to remove any and all threats to prevent human contact. The metrics below summarize the surveillance currently taking place.
Calendar Year 2019
Calendar Year 2018

What can you do?

You can notify the San Bernardino County Mosquito Vector Control program with questions or concerns about vectors or nuisance pests.

Want more information?

For more information, please visit DPH Environment Health Services.
For more information about the Vision2BActive campaign, please visit San Bernardino Countywide Vision2BActive.

Last Update: 01/29/2020