Pest Infestation Control - Special Tax District
The Pest Infestation Control Special Tax District is a countywide tax levy that supports the Integrated Pest Management Program. The current tax rate is $0.001 per $100 of assessed real estate value.
The Integrated Pest Management Program includes two separate programs--the Forest Pest Program managed by Stormwater Services, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Disease-Carrying Insects Program managed by the Health Department.
The Forest Pest Program currently focuses on preventing the spread of State-approved forest insects and diseases in the County. Currently, there are five insects and two diseases on the list maintained by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services--the gypsy moth, cankerworm, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, Asian longhorned beetle, sudden oak death, and thousand canker disease. More information regarding the Forest Pest Program is available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/environmental/forest_pest.htm or by calling the Department of Public Works at 703-324-5304 (TTY 711).
The Disease-Carrying Insects Program focuses on controlling the spread of the West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and other mosquito and tick-borne diseases. More information regarding the Disease-Carrying Insects Program is available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/westnile/ or by calling the Health Department at 703-246-2300 (TTY 703-591-6435).