A mosquito found in a residential area of Menlo Park tested positive for yellow fever.
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.
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.
The discovery of birds infected with West Nile virus has prompted Contra Costa County officials to schedule a mosquito spraying in Brentwood Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
MILPITAS, Calif. (KCBS) – Discovery of two oriental fruit flies in Milpitas Thursday prompted the state agriculture department to plan to treat about 12 square miles in the Milpitas and Fremont areas. The eradication program […]