The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District provides mosquito control services to all residents of Alameda County except for the city of Albany. The District was established in 1930 to reduce the risk of vector-borne disease and discomfort to residents. It is the overall goal of the District to provide for the public’s health and comfort by carrying out a program of mosquito abatement which is responsive to the public, cost effective, environmentally safe, and consistent with land use planning or zoning. The District offers a number of direct services to the public:
- Responds to public complaints about mosquitoes or mosquito-like insects in the county and determines the source of the problem to correct as needed.
- Delivers mosquitofish to residents of the county free of charge.
- Monitors populations of disease carrying and pest mosquitoes.
- Inspects and treats mosquito sources.
- Identifies mosquitoes and other insects.
- Maintains an education program to inform the public about mosquito biology and control.