The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District provides mosquito control services to all residents of Alameda County. 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.