Pests & Control
Bee Man getting the
honey bee hive out of our house.
New quarantine zones are added for light brown apple moth
By Holly Hayes, Mercury News, 3/17/09
More Santa Clara County gardeners will find themselves in a quarantine zone following two new discoveries of the invasive agricultural pest known as the light brown apple moth. The new boundary, set by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, includes an additional 64 square miles in the Milpitas area. County agriculture officials are reminding home gardeners who live inside the quarantine area that anything grown inside the zone may not be removed from the property Ñ not even to share with a neighbor.
Agencies & Businesses
Who to call if you're being bugged.
Animal Services Referral List
Who to call for dead or injured animal pickup, help with trapping
or containing strays or pests.
Professional Wildlife Removal
AAA Creature Catchers operates throughout the San Jose region. Please don't call about cats or dogs, just pesty wildlife.
Santa Clara County Vector Control District
When it isn't cute, looks like it bites, and is in your yard,
then you can call these folks to help you out. The County Vector Control District is located at 1580
Berger Drive, San Jose. 918-4770.
A family-run business. He rescues honey bees infesting homes and other unwanted places, and brings them home, makes sure they are healthy and content. She turns the honey and the comb into products to be sold at local farmers' markets. Best parts: you get a lesson about honey bees, and a good chunk of the honey comb! Located in Los Gatos, but close enough to Milpitas.
These are commonly observed pests in
Santa Clara County.
The feral pigeon, a wild breed of winged vertebrate, is so prolific
within our intimate environment and poses so strong a potential
for disease that it is legally classified as a "pest animal",
much as is the rat or common mouse.
Because coyotes are so adaptable, problems may arise if they become comfortable seeking food or living in suburban and urban neighborhoods.
Roof rats, Norway rats, mice and other rodents constitute an
ongoing problem to residents in Santa Clara County. Rodents,
especially roof rats are common co-inhabitants in our homes,
regardless of socio-economic boundaries.
Dust mites are an ever-increasing problem that has no silver
bullet fix, but there are ways to combat the steady infestation.
Our web site was created with the purpose of educating the public
through articles and news about dust mites.
Rescue, Care and Rehabilitation
Resources for dealing with feral cats. The Elmwood Jail has had
lots of problems with feral cats. Someone should have looked
A GO MILPITAS RESOURCE
Advice on controlling common garden pests.
Management of mosquitoes in Santa Clara County presents an ongoing
challenge due to the variety of developmental sites and their
proximity of urban areas.
Gophers - UC Pest Management Guidelines
Pocket gophers often invade yards and gardens, and feed on many
garden crops, ornamental plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. They are classified as non-game mammals by the California Fish and
Starlings are non-native invasive species and are not protected by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which means that federal law allows humane destruction of adults, nests, eggs, and young.
Zika outbreak worries California officials as virus progresses across Western Hemisphere
A mosquito-borne virus linked to a rare birth defect in Brazilian newborns has the Americas in its grips and Californians worried about its possible progression to the Golden State.
These are a threat, but have not reached
our county yet, though they may be in other parts of California.
If you suspect you've seen one of these, call one of the agencies
Africanized Honey Bees
No, these haven't reached Milpitas yet, but they are in Southern
A very fine mist or a whitish, powdery coating on leaves or fruit may indicate heavy glassy-winged sharpshooter feeding. Large, yellow sticky traps are commonly used in orchards to monitor for the adults.
Red Imported Fire Ants
These red ants originated in South America and infestations have
been recently discovered in Modesto. These destructive and aggressive
ants will bite.
West Nile Virus Homepage
Even though summer is nearing its end, many human West Nile virus
infections happen during September. Keep up the s
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