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Vector Control

(Santa Clara Vector Control)

How To Identify Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito As Invasive Species Spreads In Bay Area

As dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.

04/14/2014

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

Yellow Fever Mosquito Detected In California

A mosquito found in a residential area of Menlo Park tested positive for yellow fever.

10/15/2013

The Guava Fruit Fly. (CBS)

Spraying For Guava Fruit Flies Begins In San Jose

California Department of Food and Agriculture employees started spraying a pesticide on trees in East San Jose Wednesday to prevent guava fruit flies from damaging fruit crops, officials said.

07/17/2013

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Coyote Attacks On The Rise In Saratoga, County Installs Traps

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District has placed snare traps in a Saratoga neighborhood where residents complained recently of coyotes attacking animals and walking too close to humans, a district official said.

07/10/2013

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

Mosquito Spraying Planned In Brentwood After West Nile Discovery

The discovery of birds infected with West Nile virus has prompted Contra Costa County officials to schedule a mosquito spraying in Brentwood Thursday night.

08/23/2012

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

Dangerous Asian Mosquito Nears The Bay Area

A new pest has reared its ugly head in Southern California, and is so nasty that vector control officials here in the Bay Area are taking steps to halt any northern migration.

04/24/2012

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

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Bay Area Public Health Officials Brace For West Nile Virus Season

Dead birds have begun testing positive for West Nile virus in the Bay Area, several weeks ahead of what experts consider the “official” start of the West Nile virus season, in June.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/13/2011

(AP)

Santa Clara County Bed Bug Cases Keep Growing

The number of bed bug infestations reported in South Bay homes and hotels nearly doubled in 2010, and county vector control officials said Thursday they expect even more cases this year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2011

Mountain Lion Death Provides Important Reminder

BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS) _ Wild animals continue to move closer to populated areas of California, a fact that was never more evident then last week, when police had to shoot and kill a mountain lion […]

09/05/2010

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