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 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 sampling
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, fleas, etc.)
Promotion of public awareness through outreach and educational services
Our programs and services are provided free of charge to all residents of the Santa Clara County.
Free delivery of mosquito fish
Inspection & Advice for Rats and Mice
Wildlife Advice and Inspection