Vector Control protects the public against vectors of diseases. They provide rodent control on city property, conduct inspections prior to demolitions of all structures to certify it free of rat infestations, and provide mosquito control to the city through management of tidal ditches, larviciding, trapping to identify mosquito species, conducting backyard inspections for breeding, answering complaints, and providing education to citizens. Call 757-683-2840 for more information.
Rat Control & Other Rodents
Vector Control operates a rat control and inspection program for city property and acts as an advisor on other rodent and pest control problems. For more information call 757-683-2840.
Inspections are conducted and samples taken throughout the city. Areas of concern are stagnant or impounded water, tin cans, automobile tires or other receptacles that could hold water for harboring mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes and insect breeding areas are controlled and eradicated. The program reduces the possibility of diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus spread by mosquitoes and enhances the comfort of residents removing these potential health hazards.