What do you do if you find a giant hive of bees? Is there standing water on a nearby lot that is attracting mosquitoes? To solve these issues just call L A County Vector Control! So of course you ask… what the H-E- Double Hockey Sticks is a VECTOR?
A vector is any arthropod, insect, rodent or other animal of public health significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agents of human disease (e.g. malaria, plague) to humans. Under certain circumstances, insects or other arthropods that cause human discomfort or injury, but not disease, are sometimes referred to as vectors.
Why does vector control exist? Mosquitoes, for instance, are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature. World-wide, nearly 4 million people die each year from various mosquito-borne diseases. Vector Control is down at our local beaches, by the bathrooms, showers, water fountains and other areas where mosquitoes may gather all the times, protecting us from various possible disease outbreaks. Nothing ruins a day at the beach like West Nile Virus, which originated in the 1930’s and took decades to migrate to the United States. With international travel and changing natural animal habitats, diseases roam the planet and Vector Control keeps tabs on all of it, and protects our community.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District services 34 cities and parts of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Click here to verify that your zip code falls into our service area. If not, locate the district serving your area by visiting http://www.mvcac.org
The following form can be used to report a specific problem or to request our services. Please fill out this form completely with detailed information, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
This is a free service. Click here to fill out a service request!
Bees: LA County Agriculture Commissioner of Weights and Measures – (626) 575-5471
Fire Ants: County Ag. Comm. – (626) 575-4251, (888) 4FIREANT
Rodents: LA County Department of Health Services, Vector Management Program – (626) 430-5461
Please Note: GLACVCD does not provide service for bees and rodents. If you need assistance regarding a bee problem, please contact the Agricultural Commission at 626-575-5466. For assistance regarding a rodent problem, please contact Rodent Vector Control at 626-430-5450.