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Most homeowners have encountered a problem with rodents, cockroaches, flies, or other pests at some point. A "vector" is an animal or insect capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease. These pests can destroy property, spread diseases, trigger asthma episodes and compete for human food sources. The Douglas County Health Department Vector Control Program monitors environmental conditions that can increase risks for vector-borne disease. The program supports public and private pest management programs and enforces vector control laws when needed. DCHD uses integrated pest management to help control vectors, specifically rodents and mosquitoes. This includes education, code enforcement and, if necessary, larviciding in ponds and ditches and the placing of rodent bait in alleyways and around the exterior of homes.

Principal Activities and Services

  • Monitor conditions that can lead to breeding of pests including garbage accumulation, neglected and overgrown vegetation, and stagnant water
  • Support the control of mosquito populations through safe integrated pest management techniques
  • Respond to public complaints pest infestation complaints
  • Provide information and education to individuals and communities to control pests
  • Bed bugs have not been shown to be a vector of disease, DCHD’s role in bed bugs is education

For complaints about vector control, call 402-444-7481 to have your complaint routed to Environmental Health.

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