VECTOR CONTROL PROGRAM
Attention: Our business hours are
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you find a dead bird during
our business hours, please complete the information below or call the
County Vector Control Program at (888)
551-4636. For weekend or holiday reporting
please call (858)565-5255 for dead bird pickup. Submissions
made on this website during the weekend or holidays will not be
Dead birds are one
of the earliest warning-signs that West Nile
virus or Bird Flu has arrived in an area. West Nile virus has been
found in birds in the United States
and in San Diego
date there have been no cases of Bird Flu in birds in the United States or in San Diego County.
should not be touched unless they need to be removed immediately.
If handling dead birds use caution by:
Do not touch the dead bird with your bare hands.
Wear gloves or use a shovel to pick the dead bird up.
Wear protective eyewear to prevent bird
fluids from being splashed into your eyes when the bird is wet, large or
covered with feces.
Put the dead bird into two plastic bags.
Wash your hands with soap and water after
disposing of the bird.
Please support the
County’s efforts in "Fighting
the Bite" by reporting dead birds and preventing the spread of West Nile and Bird Flu.