What is a Vector?
- Bats - Rabies (Raccoons, Skunks, Foxes are presumed to be rabid & other mammals are suspected to be rabid unless testing proves otherwise. Generally wild/free-roaming rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, rats and mice are not a concern for rabies transmission.
- Rats - Leptospirosis (Other diseases directly transmitted by rodents)
- Ticks - Lyme Disease
- Mosquitoes - West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus & other emerging arboviruses
Note: Bed bug, cockroach or other insect infestations are not a disease vector!
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
Rabies, Disease & Vector Control Program
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-961-6800 (For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898)
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Area Served: Erie County, NY