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Environmental Health Division
Environmental Health Division

Arthropod Control and Identification


The Vector Control Program responds to request for service concerning arthropod vectors and pests, including cockroaches, fleas, yellow jackets, ticks, mites, and spiders that infest homes and businesses. The Vector Control staff conducts investigation to assess the extent of the problem and provides appropriate service.

Advice & Recommendation

The Vector Control staff provides advices and recommendations for exclusion and control of arthropod pests in order to help the public to reduce their risk of exposure.

Arthropod Identification

The Vector Control Program also offers identification of insects and arachnids. To request for arthropod identification, submit the arthropod with a completed Arthropod Identification Form (PDF Version) to Environmental Health Office at 2180 Milvia St., 2nd Floor, Berkeley in person. You may also obtain the Arthropod Identification Form directly at the Environmental Health office.

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Yellow Jacket and Feral Bee Control

The Vector Control staff conduct yellow jacket and feral bee control in public areas, where yellow jackets and feral bees are endangering public health.


The Vector Control staff assists the public in submitting biting ticks to laboratory for tests as a measure of vector borne disease surveillance and control.


Do you need assistance or wish  to report a complaint?

Complete an online Request for Service form or call Environmental Health at (510) 981-5310 and TDD (510) 981-6903, or send an email to


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