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VECTOR CONTROL
SGV Vector Control District - 626-814-9466

(LA County Animal Care & Control - 562-940-6898)

The City of Alhambra loans free cat traps (with deposit);
Call the Finance Department a
t 626-570-5021.

 
Standing water and dead birds should be reported to the WNV Hotline:
877-WNV-BIRD / 877-968-2473 or online at
www.westnile.ca.gov.

 

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 
    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
    from breeding.

 

  • VECTORS
    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.
 
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