The District uses an Integrated Vector Management approach to control vector populations. Integrated Vector Management (IVM) is a decision support system for the selection and use of vector management strategies separately or in combination, and coordinated into an overall management approach. Decisions are based on an assessment of the risk to public health posed by vectors and vector-borne disease. Integrated vector management also takes into account the interest of and impacts on society and the environment.
This comprehensive program incorporates three basic strategies: public education, surveillance, and control.