Alameda County has a great diversity of wildlife that can live in and around our homes, including birds (pigeons), opossums, raccoons, skunks, feral pigs, wild turkeys, red and grey foxes, deer, squirrels, coyotes, and mountain lions.
Residents unintentionally make their homes and yards attractive to urban wildlife. When requested by the resident, our Vector Biologists recommend techniques and strategies on how to coexist peacefully with the urban wildlife by eliminating the availability of food, shelter, or water around their home.
The infectious diseases that humans or their pets can acquire from wildlife may include; rabies, murine typhus, plague, Hantavirus, tularemia, leptospirosis, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and raccoon roundworms.
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