Keeping Our Eyes on Mosquitoes and Ticks

The Elkhart County Health Department Vector Control Program provides a seasonal surveillance program to monitor the population and types of mosquitoes in the county each year.

A supervisor, one staff member (part-time) and two to four seasonal employees monitor the population from May until late September.

The staff routinely monitors two to three hundred sites each summer and responds to citizen complaints. We do treat public sites known to harbor species of mosquitoes capable of transmitting disease.

The mosquito diseases of concern in the county are Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.

For more information about West Nile Virus visit the Indiana State Department of Health Website.

The following pamphlets provide information about mosquitoes, ticks, and diseases they may carry:


Bedbugs are a common occurrence in Indiana and can be difficult to find and eliminate from your home. The Elkhart County Health Department cannot enter your home to help eliminate bedbugs, but we have a number of related links located in Pest Control Relevant Websites to equip you with knowledge and some tips to prevent and get rid of bedbugs

The websites provided have information on the internet pertaining to bedbugs.

This is not an endorsement of any products or services.