We provide Services for Alameda County residents, property owners, and property managers.
Requests for service are generally related to vectors, such as rodents, insects (bed bugs, fleas, flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes/Albany only), arachnids (mites, ticks), and nuisance wildlife (bats, raccoons, opossums, skunks), as well as causative condition, such as garbage, rubbish, overgrowth and abandoned/neglected properties. We are not a licensed structure pest control agency, please see our District response policy in regard to wildlife, bees and yellowjackets (“Wildlife and Bees/Yellowjackets Response Policy”).
We also give presentations to community groups and organizations.
A “request for service” (RFS) can be made by calling the office (510-567-6800) or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, address, day time contact phone number and a brief description of the problem.
Once the “service request” is verified, you will be contacted within three working days.
We only respond to mosquito problems in Albany, the rest of the County is serviced by the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District (510-783-7744). City of Berkeley provides its own Vector Control services, residents of Berkeley should call Berkeley Health and Human Services at 510-981-5310.
Wildlife and Bees/Yellowjackets Response Policy
Our District will response when public calls:
- Nuisance wildlife calls: damage to yard; entering home, crawlspaces or attics; damage to autos or boats; attacking pets or aggressive behavior toward humans.
- Bat(s) in buildings, homes or schools.
- Larger animals, such as mountain lion, wild boar, wild turkey or coyote (USDA-APIS Wildlife Specialist will respond to these complaints).
- Bee swarms or yellowjacket complaints that are not inside of habitable structures. “Inside” dwellings complaints should be referred to Professional Pest Control Operators/Companies.
Refer to other agencies:
- Rehabilitation of injured or displaced wildlife:
- Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue Center (510-421-9897) http://yuwr.org/emergency/
- Sulphur Creek Nature Center (510-881-6747) http://www.haywardrec.org/129/Sulphur-Creek-Nature-Center
- Lindsey Museum (925-935-1978) https://lindsaywildlife.org/
The caller is required to transport the animal to the rehabilitation center and may pay a fee.
- Animals trapped in private traps: refer to professional trappers in Yellow Pages or on-line. There is a charge for their service.
- Dead animals in homes, yards, or streets: If animal is killed by a pet, local Animal Control Agency should treat it like any other rabies investigation. Otherwise, refer to commercial trappers (some trappers will remove dead animals from homes for a service charge).