The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) is an initiative of the private non-profit organization the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust. The PRVCU was established to leverage Puerto Rico’s capacity to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector for the diseases zika, chikungunya, and dengue in Puerto Rico.
The PRVCU focuses on strengthening the capacity for vector control in Puerto Rico as well as implementing vector surveillance, creating innovative information systems, carrying out vector control operations, and boosting community engagement through citizen mobilization and education programs.
Striving together for a Puerto Rico free from mosquito-borne disease.
Our mission is to protect the people of Puerto Rico from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, while educating and empowering everyone to dramatically and sustainably reduce mosquito populations across Puerto Rico.
Integrated Vector Management
The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit is developing an integrated vector management (IVM) strategy, combining vector surveillance and monitoring, vector control operations, and island-wide community engagement, education and mobilization programs, all of which will be implemented in partnership with other agencies (government and non-government) and communities across the island of Puerto Rico. Our program is defined by the effective integration of technology platforms.
The PRVCU’s programs include:
The PRVCU has an onsite laboratory for mosquito identification and insecticide resistance testing.
Antigua Penitenciaria Estatal
105 Carr. # 21, Bo. Monacillos,
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 00927