Vector Prevention Program (including Rat, Bat, Skunk and West Nile Virus Information)
 
Vector Control
The vector control program includes the survey and recommended abatement of rodents, insects, and other vectors of disease within Solano County. For more information on vectors, such as rodents, rats and bats, go to the FAQ’s.  You may also download the brochure "Rat Prevention Tips" that contains useful information to exclude rodents from your property. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also has information on rodents and their abatement.
West Nile Virus
For more information please visit:
Additional Information:

Skunks
Skunks can be found throughout Solano County, including residential areas.  Skunks are attracted to areas with food and water.  They will den in animal burrows, wood piles, and under buildings.  The most effective control method is to eliminate food, water and shelter for skunks on your property.  For more information about skunks, please review or download our informational brochure on skunks.

The following web sites also have information on skunks and ways to maintain your property to reduce skunk attraction:
University of California Integrated Pest Management On-Line
The Humane Society - What to do about skunks

If you are bitten or scratched by a skunk, wash the wound immediately with soap and warm water and call your physician or Solano County Public Health at 707-784-8005.  If you are able to capture or obtain the skunk safely, do so.  A rabies test may be performed using the skunk if its head is intact.  Contact Solano County Animal Care through Sheriff Dispatch at 707-784-7090 to report the bite.

If your pet or domesticated animal is bitten, wash the wound with soap and warm water immediately, limit contact with your pet or domesticated animal and contact your veterinarian and Solano County Animal Care through Sheriff Dispatch at 707-784-7090 to report the bite.  If you are able to capture or obtain the skunk safely, do so.  A rabies test may be performed using the skunk if its head if it head is intact. 


Complaints
If you have a complaint about a health and safety situation that may be a threat to the health and safety of an individual or the public, including:
  • overflowing sewage
  • rodents or other vectors
You may submit a complaint online to the Department of Resource Management or do so at (707) 784-6765.

If you have a complaint regarding an accumulation of junk cars or illegal dumping in lots or areas within the unincorporated areas of the County, you may submit a complaint to the County Code Compliance Officer at (707) 784-6765. If the complaint is within city limits, you may need to call that city’s code enforcement officer.