Vector Control’s Mission is to detect and minimize vector-borne diseases, to abate mosquitoes, and to assist the public in resolving problems with rodents, wildlife, and insects of medical significance.
What’s a vector?
A vector can be a mosquito, a rat, a flea, a tick, any animal or insect that can transmit disease or cause harm to humans.
What exactly is Vector Control?
The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (the "District") is a County public health program that controls and monitors disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, and other harmful pests such as yellow jackets and rats.
Primary services include:
- Detection of the presence/prevalence of vector borne disease through planned tests, surveys and samples
- Inspection and treatment of known mosquito and rodent sources
- Response to customer initiated service requests for identification, advisory, and/or control measures for mosquitoes, rodents, wildlife, and miscellaneous invertebrates (ticks, yellow jackets, cockroaches, bees, fleas, flies, etc.)
- Promotion of public awareness through outreach and educational services
Free home and yard consultations are available to all Santa Clara county residents for rodent, wildlife and mosquito problems.
Click here to request a free consultation or leave us a message.
How to find us!
Santa Clara County Vector Control District
1580 Berger Dr.
San José, California 95112
Fax: (408) 298-6356