Mississippi State Department of Health

The Entomology and Vector Control Program is responsible for the prevention and management of insect-transmitted diseases in the State of Mississippi. Entomologists survey and analyze the insect population of the state and direct efforts to control disease-carrying insects and related species.


Program Activities

Species identification

We perform identification of unknown arthropod specimens for the public. We can identify specimens of insects, spiders, ticks, or mites of medical importance. MSDH does not, however, provide identification services for agricultural, urban, or garden pests. Those specimens should be sent to the Cooperative Extension Service.

Specimens should be placed in closed, airtight containers with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and delivered to our Central Office. Directions and mailing address »

Please do not send live specimens through the mail.


Entomology and Vector Control Program
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS  39216
Phone: 601-576-7690

Links referenced
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