Vector Control

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

Vector control is a crucial aspect of public health that focuses on preventing the transmission of diseases by reducing or eliminating human exposure to disease-carrying vectors. These vectors, such as mosquitoes or ticks, can transmit a variety of pathogens that cause diseases like malaria, dengue fever, or Lyme disease. The main goal of vector control is to implement measures that disrupt the life cycle of these vectors and minimize their contact with humans. This can be achieved using chemical-based methods, such as insecticides or larvicides, as well as non-chemical approaches like biological control or environmental modifications. By employing a combination of these vector control tools, public health authorities can effectively reduce the transmission of vector-borne diseases and safeguard the well-being of communities.

Bed Bugs
Chagas Disease
West Nile Virus (WNV)
Zika Virus
Mosquito Prevention
Insecticide Resistance Monitoring



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