To protect the health and safety of staff and customers and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH)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) 

For information regarding Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), please visit the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency's webpage.

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