A vector is an organism that acts as a carrier of pathogenic disease/bacteria which is then transmitted from one host to another; the disease/bacteria is dormant in the vector and does not threaten its survival. Vectors include mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches, flies and rodents. The Aedes mosquito, for example, is a vector as it transmits dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever to humans.
Mammals, birds, arthropods and insects all have the potential to transmit disease to humans. Pests that transfer diseases are referred to as a vector.
The vector picks up the disease organism from an infected host, an animal or a human, and transmits it either to an intermediary host or directly to the human host. The transfer happens directly by bites, stings, or infestation of tissues, or indirectly through disease transmission. Mosquitoes and ticks are the most notable disease vectors because the most significant mode of transmission is through blood-feeding.
As a leading expert in pest control, Rentokil understands the needs of those working in the public sector, regulated environments and non-profit organizations. With public buildings to operate, housing to maintain and offices to manage, the Government has the statutory obligation to achieve value in all the services they buy to protect the interests of the people and public assets.
Over the years, Rentokil’s Vector Control Division has been working closely with several Government organisations/agencies to manage and control the propagation and spread of pests such as mosquitoes and rodents. Rentokil takes pride in delivering effective and environmentally-sensitive vector control that contributes to the well-being of the people. Local authorities appreciate the combination of local knowledge and technical expertise that allows us to effectively tackle pest problems on every scale.
Rentokil’s Vector Control Division has created many success stories out of the projects that it has undertaken. We strive to deliver our utmost through our services and work in partnership with our customers so as to obtain a common goal of solving the pest problems at hand.
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