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The Vector Control Program continues to provide services to the public during COVID-19 including vector monitoring, testing, and mosquito control. Public education and outreach continue through our website and social media; remote educational presentations are available by request. Please contact us by calling (858) 694-2888 or emailing if you would like to consult with a vector technician or to report green pools, mosquito breeding, or dead birds. 

To protect the health and safety of staff and customers and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) will temporarily close all public lobby spaces effective Friday, March 20th.  Vector Control Program services including mosquitofish pickup, insect identification and rabies testing submissions will continue. 

  • If picking up mosquito fish, please call (858) 694-2888 or email to schedule an appointment. 
  • If submitting a sample for rabies testing, please call (858) 694-2888 from the parking lot upon arrival for further instructions. 
  • Insect samples for identification can be submitted by email to as clear images less than 5mb in size or by US mail to 5570 Overland Ave. Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92123 (ATTN: Vector Ecologist). Include your contact information. Please do not mail liquids.

For information regarding COVID-19, please visit the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency's webpage.

The Vector Control Program

The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) is a countywide program that monitors vectors and the diseases that they carry. A "vector" is an insect or other animal capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease. Some examples of vectors in San Diego County are mosquitoesticks and rats.

The VCP Protects public health by surveying for diseases carried by vectors, reducing people's exposure to vectors and human diseases, responding to public requests for vector inspections, and educating the public about mosquitoes and other vectors to help residents protect themselves from the diseases vectors can carry.

To request a rat or mosquito inspection or to report a green pool, dead bird, or other vector related issue, please call, email, or use one of our other reporting options. 

The County of San Diego Vector Control Program office is located in the County Operations Complex in Kearny Mesa.

Headquarters: Map
5570 Overland Avenue, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 694-2888
Fax: (858) 715-6449


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