Animals and Wildlife


Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission (FWAC)

Wildlife Services
Providing assistance in the management of wildlife through education. 

Visit these links for information on the control and management of common farm, garden and household pests:

Ants Bed Bugs Cockroaches
Mosquitos Termites  



Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) Outbreak in Backyard and Commercial Poultry in Southern California

Virulent Newcastle disease is a highly contagious and fatal disease of poultry and other birds.

Bird owners should immediately contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) hotline at 866-922-BIRD (2473) if they spot symptoms in their birds including: coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, tremors, twisting of the neck and sudden death.

The see current areas affected, please visit the Map of VND Detections or Table of VND Detections.

For more information and updates on VND and how to protect your flock please visit the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Animal Health Branch website.