Ticks, Mosquitos, and Pests

Mosquito Management

The Environmental Services Division provides mosquito control services to residents and visitors through an integrated Mosquito Management Plan. The program is designed to protect citizens for mosquito-borne diseases, reduce the nuisance levels of adult mosquito blooms, and allow visitors and residents to enjoy the natural surroundings and take part in outdoor recreation safely and comfortably. Mosquitoes can be transported around the globe within days and humidity, rainfall, temperature, and season can affect likelihood of infestation. The Environmental Services Division keeps the mosquito population under control with the Mosquito Management Plan.

In response to surveillance traps and service requests, mosquito control fights the insects at their source, using mosquito-specific pesticides while maintaining and promoting a healthy environment for other insects that are biological controls for mosquitoes. Read an overview of the biological, mechanical, and chemical mosquito control measures (PDF) used by the City.

The City of Hampton has a Scientific Collection Permit from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, which allows us to observe, capture, track, and collect data for aquatic life forms. The permit also allows the City to use indigenous fish to help control mosquito larvae in sensitive areas. You can also learn more about our biological control programs, including the Gambusia holbrooki (mosquito fish) Relocation Program and our Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Bio-Monitoring Plan.

The City has an ongoing program to kill immature mosquitoes (larvae) before they become adults and begin breeding, as it is easier to control larvae. The sprays that the Environmental Division uses are safe for people and pets and are registered for use by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To learn about Hampton's larvicide and aerial spray programs, read our Larvicide and Aerial Spray FAQs.

For other resources to learn more about mosquito control, you can view the fact sheets below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ticks, Muskrats, Rodents, and Other Pests 

The Environmental Services Division can assist you in dealing with local pests. You can file a report with the 311 Call Center by dialing 757-727-8311 or fill out our online form.

Read more about ticks and how you can protect your family from tick bites. 

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Asian Tiger Mosquito