Disease Carrying Insects Program - Fight the Bite!
The bite of an infected mosquito, tick or other disease carrying insect may result in a life-changing illness, such as West Nile virus or Lyme disease. The Disease Carrying Insects Program, established in 2003, works to minimize the threat of insect-borne diseases through active surveillance, vector management and community education activities to help protect county residents.
NOTE: The Fairfax County Health Department does not spray for nuisance mosquitoes. Only under exceptional circumstances will the Health Department spray insecticides to control adult mosquitoes, and in these rare cases, the spray will target only those mosquitoes which transmit disease to humans.