May is National Lyme disease Awareness Month!
Researchers suggest that the Lyme disease cases are nearly 10 times the reported numbers, due to under-reporting, or over 300,000 cases annually. While hiking in known tick habitat, consider using a DEET based repellent on your exposed skin, and an occasional tick check of yourself, your pets and companions will help reduce your risk of exposure to ticks. We can help with tick identification, risk assessment and help facilitate the submission of ticks for lab testing for the Lyme disease spirochete.
Wildlife & Rodents
Wildlife and rodents are not only a potential threat for exposure of diseases but can also damage your premises, garden, and can be a threat to your pets. We’re here to help!Report Now
Insects can be irritating and have a potential to transmit diseases to humans and pets. To protect yourself, your family, and property send us your request for services here.Report Now
Dead birds attract insects and flies that can be a threat to you and your loved ones. Stay safe and Report a dead bird here.Report Now
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What is a Vector?
Vectors are animals or insects that do not cause disease but spread infections by transmitting pathogens from one host to another. Vectors are, including but not restricted to, fleas (plague), flies (Salmonella), ticks (Lyme disease), mites, rodents (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome), and bats (Rabies).
Guides To Control
News & Events
We provide a valuable service to all residents in Alameda County.
To assist you in maintaining a good quality of
life free from vector-borne diseases, take a look at our current news posts and upcoming events.
Annual Report 2021
- Annual Report 2020
- Programmatic EIR July 2016
- Programmatic EIR November 2015
Alameda County Vector Control Services
Alameda County Vector Control Services District is a Division of the Alameda County Environmental Health Department, which is a part of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.