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Health Advisory: Zika Virus in Latin America
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click here for more information, or click on Spanish.
Vector Control Districts
Riverside County is under the jurisdiction of multiple agencies which provide vector control services and vector-borne disease surveillance. The Riverside County Vector Control program has been active in surveillance and vector control activities since 1978 and provides services to mid-western Riverside County and the Palo Verde Valley area outside the city limits of Blythe. Services are also provided to contract cities which include Banning, Beaumont, Hemet, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Perris, San Jacinto, Temecula and Wildomar. The service area is 4,800 square miles with an approximate population of 990,000 people. The Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District provides services to the northwest area of the County including Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, Norco, and Riverside. The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District provides services to the desert areas of the County, ranging from Palm Springs to Chiriaco Summit, including the Salton Sea.
If you are unsure of which agency services your area, go to the West Nile Zip Code Locator and enter your zip code to find out.
Services We Offer
The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control program is a full-service program which offers a wide array of assistance. We can assist with:
- Mosquito surveillance and treatment
- Rodent investigations and treatment
- Hantavirus surveillance
- Poultry Ranch inspections and complaint investigations
- Plague Surveillance and treatment
- Public presentations and education regarding vectors
- Providing mosquito fish for private ponds and fountains
If you would like more information on any of the aforementioned services, or have any other questions, please contact us at our Hemet office at (951) 766-9454
The maintenance of sanitary conditions on poultry ranches is essential in the control of synanthropic flies, mosquitoes, and commensal rodents. To insure sanitary conditions and compliance with state and local requirements, bimonthly inspections are conducted on 17 poultry ranches located in the western portion of Riverside County. Our Environmental Health Technicians comply with very strict bio-security measures due to past quarantines such as Virulent Newcastle Disease and the potential threat of Avian Influenza.
To apply for a permit to operate a poultry ranch, click here.
Our vector control program does not currently respond to complaints about bed bugs. For more information on bed bugs, click here.