Vector Control

Rodent Control

Due to healthy rains this past winter, the City of Dublin, as well as other jurisdictions in the East Bay region, are experiencing a higher than normal population of vectors, especially rodents such as field mice (aka voles) particularly in areas where residential neighborhoods back up to open space areas.  Alameda County Vector Control Services District, a division of the Department of Environmental Health, is charged with responding to such complaints in order to prevent and minimize the spread of vector-borne disease.

Upon request, the Vector Control staff will provide an on-site inspection of your property, neighborhood, or community and evaluate the best methods to control the particular vector through habitat modifications, source reductions, education, integrated pest management practices, and regulatory code compliance.


The City of Dublin Public Works Department asks that residents experiencing concern over the presence of vectors on or near their property, please contact Alameda County Vector Control at (510) 567-6800.  For additional information, please visit their website.

Alameda County Vector Control has reported that, while there is an explosion of the California Meadow Vole population affecting parts of Alameda County, this is starting to diminish for the season.  In addition, Vector Control recommends that residents and HOAs install underground and above ground barriers on their  property to help prevent burrowing animals from entering their yards.  

Homeowner Associations

Homeowner Associations experiencing issues on private property are encouraged to contact Daniel Wilson with Vector Control Services District Community Relations by calling (510) 567-6800.

Parks and Other City Property

Carcasses found on City property should be reported to the Department of Public Works, Maintenance Division at (925) 833-6630. The City is actively removing carcasses found on City property and will continue to remove carcasses reported by residents which are located on City property, including open space areas which are controlled by the City.

Helpful Resources

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