The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District is frequently asked to assist a resident with a problem caused by a pest not controlled by the District. We limit our activities to those species determined to be vectors by the California Health and Safety Code. The District currently has control programs for mosquitoes, rats and Red Imported Fire Ants. Our staff is not trained or equipped to perform control activities on vectors and/or pests like Africanized honey bees, opossums, gophers and raccoons. However, we do have information sheets on these and other pests available.
These information sheets contain suggestions for both exclusion and control of various other vectors and pests that can be performed by the homeowner. Often times the best control method is to eliminate conditions that attract the pests. This strategy is our first step in controlling vectors, and it works well with nearly all pests.