Mosquito & Vector Abatement

Part of the Animal and Vector Control Division’s responsibilities include mosquito and vector abatement.


Mosquitoes and other vectors can spread harmful diseases to humans. For more information, please call the City Animal and Vector Control Division at 805-517-6267, or the California Department of Public Health Services Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) at 916-324-3738.

Bees & Wasps

Call a private pest control company for removal of bees or wasps. If it is an emergency, call 911.

Dead Bird Alert

If you encounter a dead bird that lacks obvious signs of trauma, call 1-877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473). The hotline is staffed during business hours. Don’t touch the bird. West Nile Virus is a disease that affects birds, horses, and humans. For more information, visit the California West Nile Virus website.