To reduce environmental public health threats associated with mosquito and rat infestations in Memphis and Shelby County through larval and adult mosquito abatement, rodenticiding, trapping, surveillance, habitat reduction, public education, community outreach, and public health advisory media releases. An entomologist oversees the professional and technical functions of the county-wide mosquito surveillance and abatement program. The rat control program focuses on reducing the rat population by enhancing urban sanitation practices through enforcement of local environmental sanitation ordinances, conducting residential block surveys, investigating citizens’ complaints, promoting community education outreach and baiting as required to abate rat infestations.
Who it Serves
The citizens of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Shelby County including Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Memphis, and Millington.