A vector is any insect, arthropod, or other animal of public health significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agent of human disease. Vectors of public health significance commonly found in Ventura County include: mosquitoes, rodents, and ticks. For more information, check out this Vector Control Program Pamphlet, or click on the links below.

Mosquito Control
West Nile Virus
Plague Information
Lyme Disease
Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes
Prevent and Control Rats

Vector Control Program staff perform mosquito monitoring and control activities at over 2000 potential mosquito breeding sources to prevent and minimize the exposure of the public to mosquito borne diseases including: West Nile Virus, other types of Encephalitis, and Malaria. Staff also monitors the County areas for Plague, Lyme Disease, and Hantavirus to prevent and minimize the exposure of the public to these diseases.

Related Information


Vector Control Program Hotline

Vector control staff responds to reports of mosquitoes or potential mosquito breeding sources from the public. Please contact us at the following numbers, or File a Complaint on-line

  • Mosquito Complaint Hotline 805 658 – 4310
  • Request Mosquito Fish 805 662 – 6582
  • Report a Dead Bird 1 877 WNV - BIRD (1 877 968 - 2473)

Press Releases, Reports, and Notices


More Public Resources

The Vector Control Program does not address all pests in the County. Here are some links to other pest control resources:


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Manager:
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805 648-9248 
Supervisor:
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805 654-2816
Program Lead:
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805 677-8716
 
Staff Contacts:
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805 654-3585 
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