Category Archives: Vector Control

How to Reduce the Risk of West Nile virus by Reporting Dead Birds

During the current pandemic, there are daily reports on the new things scientists are learning about the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease because COVID-19 is so new. Here in Contra Costa County, there is already a virus that is neither new … Continue reading

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Young Skunks are Out and About

Each year, skunk activity peaks twice a year–in the winter during mating season and during the spring when young skunks are born and start to venture out into the world. Right now, those young skunks are exploring their surroundings and … Continue reading

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Its Bee Swarm Season

What to do if You See a Swarm It’s springtime and that means bees are on the move. According to the UC Davis Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, warming temperatures prompt a queen and a group of worker bees to … Continue reading

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Swimming pools, Covid-19 and the risk of mosquito-borne disease

It’s Time to Dump and Drain After the Rain; Tick Service is Suspended For many homeowners with swimming pools on their properties, spring is the time of year to transition from winter’s lack of pool use to the clear blue … Continue reading

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Mosquito control is in our hands… and yours

The first thing county residents can do to protect public health is let us know what you are seeing by requesting service. The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District provides public health services to reduce the risk of harm or disease from mosquitoes, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the CONTRA COSTA MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT

How the District Continues to Protect Public Health With this week’s order from the acting Contra Costa County Health Director that county residents are to shelter at their place of residence except to provide or receive certain essential services, many folks … Continue reading

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Its only February and the Yellowjackets are back

Act Now to Reduce the Risk of Yellowjackets They live right under our feet and when we least expect it, they bite and sting repeatedly. It’s only February 2020, but they are already back. So far this year, the Contra Costa … Continue reading

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