Vector Control Cuts In Marin And Sonoma Counties Prompt Zika Virus ConcernsWith mosquito season approaching and concerns growing about the Zika virus, residents in Marin and Sonoma counties are finding out a tax they shot down is coming back to bite them.
Voracious Little Fish Keeping Zika Virus In CheckSanta Clara County’s insect control experts are working hard to make sure the Zika virus doesn’t make its way to Silicon Valley this summer, and a tiny fish is on the front lines.
How To Identify Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito As Invasive Species Spreads In Bay AreaAs dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.
Yellow Fever Mosquito Detected In CaliforniaA mosquito found in a residential area of Menlo Park tested positive for yellow fever.
Spraying For Guava Fruit Flies Begins In San JoseCalifornia 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.
Coyote Attacks On The Rise In Saratoga, County Installs TrapsThe 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.
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.
Dangerous Asian Mosquito Nears The Bay AreaA 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.
Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-HappyA 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.
Bay Area Public Health Officials Brace For West Nile Virus SeasonDead 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.
Santa Clara County Bed Bug Cases Keep GrowingThe 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.
Mountain Lion Death Provides Important Reminder