RESOURCES TO ASSIST IN CONTROLLING PESTS & ANIMALS THAT CAN ENDANGER PUBLIC SAFETY:
ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID
Call the California Department of Food & Agriculture at 800-491-1899 if you find these destructive pests
which feed on citrus leaves and stems. Inspect your citrus trees on a regular basis, especially in the spring
during active plant growth and during the fall "flush." Visit www.californiacitrusthreat.org to find out more about
what to look for.
Crane flies are the insect most commonly mistaken for mosquitoes because they share a lot of the same
characteristics, but crane flies do not bite, sting or even eat as adults. Crane flies are tan-colored flies with
fragile long legs. Although they can be a nuisance indoors, they do not transmit disease and are completely
harmless. You can capture them in a cup and then release them back outside.
COYOTES (and other wild animals such as opossums, raccoons and skunks)
Dial 9-1-1 if the animal is causing an immediate endangerment to human life. For all other situations,
contact one of the following agencies:
- County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures - Call 626-575-5462 for information about
dealing with coyote issues (Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- California Department of Fish and Game - Call 909-484-0167 to report an imminent threat to public
safety (for example, if the animal has attacked or attempted to attack a person).
- Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control - Call 562-940-6898 to report an animal
that is acting aggressively, injured or dead.
DEAD ANIMALS & BIRDS
Call the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control at 562-40-6898 to have a dead animal
picked up. Call the San Gabriel Valley Vector Control District at 626-814-9466 to report all dead birds. Many
species of birds can get West Nile Virus (WNV) which is primarily transmitted to birds by mosquitoes. The
presence of dead birds in a neighborhood is often the first indication of WNV activity. To help prevent WNV,
dump any standing or accumulated water (i.e.,buckets, barrels, old tires, etc.).
INVASIVE TIGER MOSQUITOES
Call the San Gabriel Valley Vector Control District at 626-814-9466 to report sightings of this small
disease-causing mosquito that can be identified by its unique size, color and feeding habits. It is
approximately 1/4" long and has distinctive black and white stripes across its body and legs.
Be sure to dump and drain all sources of standing water around your home to help prevent mosquitoes
Call the San Gabriel Valley Vector Control District at 626-814-9466 if you have concerns about pests
capable of transmitting human discomfort or injury, including but not limited to, mosquitoes, flies,
Africanized honey bees, stinging insects, ticks, mites, rats and mice, ground squirrels and opossums.