The District relies on local, state and federal statues to regulate excessive mosquito breeding on private and public lands. Using provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, the District can legally require property owners to reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding when it becomes a public nuisance.
Legal abatement of mosquito-breeding sources generally follows a three step process, whereby the owner of mosquito-producing land is:
Additionally, the District provided mosquito prevention Best Management Practices (BMPs), for the reduction of mosquitoes in rice fields to 17 rice farmers in the County. The District also provided “Waste Pond Vegetation Management” recommendations to 301 agricultural and industrial waste pond owners/operators.
For specific information about laws and regulations governing mosquito and vector control agencies in California:
Health and Safety Code, Division 3, Pest Abatement, Chapter 1, Article 5. Abatement [2000-2007] PDF
California website for [2000 - 2007]
For specific information about laws and regulations governing legal abatement of mosquito breeding sources on private and public property:
Health and Safety Code, Division 3. Pest Abatement, Chapter 1, Article 5. Abatement [2060 - 2067] PDF
California website for [2060 - 2067]
or online at westnile.ca.gov
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