The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCC VCD) has confirmed that adult mosquitoes collected from an area including portions of the 94085, 94086, 95051, and a small portion of 94087 ZIP code areas of the cities of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Since the arrival of WNV to California in 2003, 6,582 people across the State have contracted the disease; 292 of those cases were fatal. In 2017, there were 44 human West Nile Virus
On Monday May 28th, a bat found at Bramhall Park tested positive for rabies. Typically, the viral disease spreads through animal bites. It is possible, yet rare, for someone to get exposed to rabies through saliva or an open wound and that’s why Animal Control warns people and their pets to never touch a bat. It's almost always fatal if left untreated. It important to note that bats are not responsible for rabies and just funding a bat does not indicate it is infected; beca
Warmer temperatures approaching next week may result in increased mosquito and tick activity in Santa Clara County. Officials from the Vector Control District encourage the public to be diligent in inspecting and maintaining their properties, themselves and their pets to reduce the risk of mosquito and tick infestations.
REDUCING MOSQUITO POPULATIONS
If you take just a few minutes to look around your yard, patio or property, you can eliminate sources of standing water to h
It’s a Bug-a-Palooza in Santa Clara County! Don’t miss Vector Control District’s Open House event on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your children, friends, or co-workers to meet staff, see facilities and equipment, and participate in fun events throughout the day. See a bug or insect in your backyard that you can’t identify? Bring it to the Open House for Vector Control staff to help identify! And don’t miss out on laboratory tours, mock backyard inspec