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Report Rats or Other Vector Issues

The Vector Control Services District prevents the spread of vector-borne diseases, injury, and discomfort to the residents of Alameda County by controlling insects, rodents, and other vectors and eliminating causal environmental conditions through education, and integrated pest management practices. Report vector issues with the Alameda County Vector Control Services District (ACVCSD).

Before you Start

Alameda County Vector Control Serviced District (ACVCSD) responds to vector related issues in the City of Oakland, as well as the rest of Alameda County. The City of Oakland Code Enforcement is the enforcement agency for vermin related code violations, acting in coordination with ACVCSD. To report vermin related code violations, please visit our Code Enforcement Services webpage.

Please review the Vector Services Requirements below, as reporting varies by issue.

What to Do

Vector Services Requirements

  1. Step One: Request Service
    • Click the button below to be taken to the ACVCSD website
    • Report your vector issue by selecting the vector type you would like to report and completing the webform*
      Reporting a dead bird will take you to an external website
    Report a Vector Related Issue
    • You may also request services by phone or by email. Please provide your name, address, day time contact phone number and a brief description of the problem
  2. Step Two: Service Request Review

    Once the “service request” is verified, you will be contacted within three working days by an ACVCSD staff member.

Need to Know


Call (510) 238-3381 or email BBCode-inspect@oaklandca.gov.


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