Please note that due to COVID-19 precautionary steps and social distancing requirements will need to be adhered to during home inspections.
The following will be required for a home inspection:
- Inspectors will be calling prior to the appointment to obtain access to your property.
- Homeowners cannot be present in the backyard or front yard during the inspection.
- Inspectors will contact the homeowner/caller to provide detailed information on the inspection. Contact may be done by text, email or a phone call based on the homeowner/callers preference.
- Reference materials may be left for homeowners after the inspection.
What We Cover
At the moment the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District provides services for:
- Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA)
- Mosquito Fish Drop off
If necessary, an inspector will be dispatched to inspect your property (or the reported location) to identify potential mosquito breeding sources. Guidance will be offered regarding long-term control and source reduction. Inspectors will also address other potential sources in the immediate vicinity.
Click here to learn how to address mosquito issues on your own property.
Due to the high abundance of mosquitoes and the presence of West Nile virus, the District's rat program is currently put on hold. The rat educational program is a seasonal program and will be reactivated on November 1st. Click here if you are experiencing an increase in rat activity or if you are seeing indicators that you may have rats. The link above will provide guidance regarding the reduction of conditions favorable to rats.
Click here to learn how to address rat issues on your own property.
Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA):
An Inspector will visit the mound site and determine if RIFA are present. Once positively identified, a pesticide treatment will be performed. It may take up to one month for the colony to become inactive.
Click here to learn more about RIFA.
An Inspector will survey your property and the immediate vicinity to identify potential fly breeding sources. Guidance will be offered on achieving long-term control and source reduction.
Click here to learn how to address fly issues on your own property.
For most commonly reported issues on residential properties, simply removing attractants and/or breeding sources may immediately resolve the problem without the need for an inspection.