Insect and Vector Management

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Insect and Vector Management

Image of a mouse and a mosquitoVector refers to an animal or insect that is capable of transmitting disease OR is a public health nuisance.

The Richardson Health Department works with Community Services to manage the outbreak of dangerous pathogens by attempting to manage the mosquito and rodent populations through strict Community Services and surveillance.

Citizens are encouraged to learn how to eliminate breeding areas for these vectors around their homes and yards.

Follow the link below for more information on specific vectors:

Mosquito Control

The City practices integrated mosquito control with the intent to disrupt the mosquito life cycle in its early stages to eliminate the number of adults and mosquito breeding habitats through proper water drainage.


Rodents are active year round. However, a change in the weather, construction projects, and even feeding pets & wildlife can increase their visibility and activity. Learn tips for managing these pests.

Honey Bees

Honey bees are an important part of the natural landscape and valuable to the Texas economy.

Learn more about the bee population in Richardson and safety tips.

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are small oval, non-flying insects that belong to the family Cimicidae. In most cases, getting rid of bedbugs will require professional treatment by a pest control expert.