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Response Plans

Integrated vector Management (IVM) Plan (2010)

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The purpose of the IVM Response Plan is to provide guidelines to staff and information to stakeholders regarding the various responses made to prevent and control disease vectors as well as introduced diseases and vectors in Orange County.

West Nile virus emergency response plan (2015)

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 The WNV Response Plan describes an enhanced surveillance and response program for Orange County, which is dependent on the risk level of mosquito-borne virus transmission to humans.

Draft Aedes Response Plan (2018)

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The Aedes Response Plan provides guidance on how to respond to detections of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Orange County under different scenarios including nuisance biting, travel-related human disease cases, virus-positive Aedes mosquitoes without a known human case, and local transmission (outbreaks) of invasive Aedes-vectored viral diseases, such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

Vector Reduction Plan

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The Vector Reduction Program (VRP) is based on the proven strategy that cooperative land management practices are an effective means to reduce vector populations. This program aims to work with property owners and land managers to advise and assist them with information and specific Vector Reduction Guidelines. 

Rat Service Request Policy (2015)

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The Rat Service Request Policy outlines the modifications to how District staff addressed requests for service for rats.

Stormwater BMPs Handbook (2018)

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The Stormwater handbook is intended for developers, public works employees, maintenance staff, property managers, and other interested parties to review and use when designing and maintaining stormwater BMPs in order to prevent future mosquito breeding sources.

Pollinator Protection Practices and FAQs

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Pollinator Protection Policy will cover the importance of pollinators, pollinator activity times, and avoiding spraying mosquito adulticides on blooming plants, beehives, and other areas where bees may congregate. 

Best Management Practice Guidelines for Feral Cats (TNR/RTF/RTH) in Communities with Flea-borne Typhus

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in Communities with Flea-borne Typhus 

The Best Management Practice Guidelines for Feral Cats (TNR/RTF/RTH) document provides guidelines to minimize the inherent public health risks associated with releasing sterilized cats within Orange County.