Vector Control

Vector control is any method to limit or eradicate mammals, birds, insects or other arthropods which transmit disease pathogens. Importance of vector control in today’s world is extremely important as the impacts of disease and virus can be devastating.  The most frequent type of vector control, as referenced in this context, is mosquito control.  The City of Kilgore utilizes the following strategies:

  • Habitat control: stagnant water is avoided by removal of old tires, empty cans etc., and better management of used water.  Habitat control is recommended as the best and most cost-effective method.  Our citizens can help by eliminating these breeding grounds on their property.

  • Insecticides, spread over mosquito breeding zones, either sprayed from a truck up and down the streets or placed in standing water by a licensed technician.