Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Vector Control Program

What Services Are Provided?

The Vector Control Program responds to citizen complaints involving insects and

rodents, and works with local neighborhood associations to assure public health

and safety regarding vector issues. Educational materials are available upon

request.

How Can I Prevent Rodent Infestations In My Neighborhood?

  • Place garbage within metal or plastic containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Remove fecal matter deposited by pets on a daily basis.
  • Clean up spilled pet food and bring containers of food and water indoors

    immediately after feeding.

  • Remove accumulated debris from under decks, stairways, etc.
  • Keep brush/weeds cut low and remove any litter which collects along

    fences and shrubbery.

  • Elevate wood piles 12-18 inches above ground level.
  • Cut and remove debris from vegetable gardens and remove dead brush

    piles.

  • Seal any openings under walkways and landings which have been created

    through settling of the ground.

  • Do not overfill bird feeders.
  • Eliminate sources of standing/stagnant water.