Pests

Pinot Noir grapes (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Grapevine-Killing Pest Turns Up In Sonoma County

Sonoma County agriculture inspectors are on high alert after discovering a pest that has been the scourge of the wine grape industry in tree shipments from Southern California.

04/13/2015

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re Hungry

Mosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.

03/10/2015

There will be fewer big pumpkins like the one on the left this year, and more like the little ones to the right

Drought: Water Shortages Mean Smaller Pumpkins This Halloween

The drought in California is even impacting Halloween. Local pumpkin patches are going dry, and that means the Great Pumpkin may not be so great this year.

10/02/2014

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For Residents

San Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.

09/29/2014

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

(Santa Clara Vector Control)

Bay Area Officials Warn Of West Nile Virus Threat As Mosquito Season Begins

A dead American crow recently found near the intersection of Danville Blvd. and Camille Pl. in Alamo tested positive for the disease.

04/26/2014

A 'bed bug nymph, Cimex lectularius (CDCP)

Bed Bug Problem Prompts Lawsuit Against Concord Apartment Landlord

More than a dozen residents of a Concord apartment complex are suing their landlord over an array of issues, including a bed bug infestation.

10/24/2013

Cafe del Soul in Mill Valley. (CBS)

North Bay Restaurant Forthcoming About Roach Problem

A Bay Area restaurant is dealing with some unappetizing pests. Rather than deny the problem, the eatery is serving a dose of honesty to its customers.

10/30/2012

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

European Grapevine Moth (CBS)

Eradication Planned After Pesky Moth Discovered In Gilroy Grapevines

A 94 sq. mile quarantine area has been established in Gilroy, with eradication efforts expected to formally begin next week.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/12/2011