Vector Control

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

Vector Control investigates and treats for rodent activity on City owned property. Vector Control can also advise private citizens on what they can do to eliminate rodent inspections. Vector Control acts as an advisor on other rodent and pest control problems. For more information call 757-683-2840.

Mosquito Control

Vector control performs mosquito control activities year round. Vector Control works to achieve our mission using source reduction, chemical application, and public education and outreach. Click here for more information.

Mosquito Fogging

For neighborhoods scheduled to be fogged, please click here to view the current fogging service map. 

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.

Bulk Container Program

Vector control is responsible for the enforcement of the city codes regarding private (non-city) bulk containers/dumpsters. This program helps reduce pests helps reduce pests and promotes neighborhood quality. Click here for more information.

Pre-Demolition Rat Free Inspection

Vector Control inspects all properties slated for demolition to ensure they are free from rodent infestation. Click here to see a list of the City of Norfolk's required permits and fees for demolition.