Nuisance Pests and Vectors

The term vector refers to any animals, insects or organisms that are capable of transmitting disease. For information regarding common vectors (e.g., mosquitoes, ticks, bats, rats) in addition to nuisance or problem pests (e.g., bed bugs, spiders), you can click on the Illinois Department of Public Health links below.

Bats -

Bedbugs -

Mosquitoes -

Rats -

Spiders -

Ticks -


Brown Recluse Spider

Additional Information

Entomology & Pest Management -

Rabies -

West Nile Virus -

Zika Virus-


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