Rats and Mice
Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District provides rat prevention and control for sewers, creeks, and maintains and assists cities, parks, and other public places with rat control. We do not trap or bait for rats and mice in or around private homes; however, homeowners with rat or mouse problems can obtain an inspection and advice on rodent prevention and control from one of our state-certified technicians by calling us or by requesting a rat and mouse inspection online.
Rodent-Borne Disease in Contra Costa County
Rats and their fleas are capable of transmitting a variety of human diseases including plague. While there have not been many recent reports of plague in Contra Costa County, the potential for an outbreak may increase as rat populations expand into rural areas. READ MORE.
Rat Services for County Residents
Learn how our free services for rats and mice can help residents of Contra Costa County by viewing this video.
Rat and Mouse Prevention and Control
Information detailing what you can do to deter rats and mice from coming onto or into your property. READ MORE.
Previnir y controlar las ratas
La información relativa a lo que puede hacer para evitar que las ratas y los ratones entren en su propiedad.
Why Vacuuming and Sweeping Droppings Can be a Health Hazard
Rats and mice are dangerous from a public health standpoint because they can transmit disease through their waste. For that reason, properly removing rodent feces and urine is very important. READ MORE.
Facts About Hantavirus
Infection with hantavirus can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which can be fatal. READ MORE.
Rodent Prevention and Control Video
This video details steps you can take to keep rats and mice off of your property and out of your home.