The District laboratory currently collaborates with the Stanford Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease to test mosquito samples collected internationally for diseases such as chikungunya and dengue fever.
The District does NOT provide pest control services for bedbugs. However, we can help you identify bedbug infestations and provide advice on choosing a pest control operator or dealing with the infestation yourself.
Mites are small pests barely visible to the naked eye. In California, the most common biting mites include the tropical rat mite, the northern fowl mite, and the chicken mite. They feed on rodents, birds, and fowl and occasionally infest homes and bite humans once their host has left the area.
Some mite species may also be found outdoors. These mites do not typically infest homes, but people may be bitten while spending time outdoors, especially in tall grass or brush.