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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the proclamation of a local emergency established to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures will be closed to the public until further notice. Please contact the Department via phone or email for additional information or to obtain necessary services.

Please see the March 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information and a list of the Department‚Äč's ‚Äčessential services that will continue to be performed during this closure.

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Pest Management

Program Mission Statement:

To protect agriculture, the local environment, and the economic health of the community from the spread of detrimental pests by early detection then managing or eradicating infestations through partnerships, education, and the promotion of integrated pest management strategies.

The Pest Management program is committed to protecting agriculture, the local environment, and the economic health of the community from the spread of detrimental pests. This is accomplished by early detection then managing or eradicating infestations through partnerships, education, and the promotion of integrated pest management strategies.

Integrated Pest Management

  • Reduces use of pesticides
  • Distributes and collects biological agents such as beneficial insects
  • Coordinates research and educational resources
  • Provides alternative approaches to pest control problems
  • Assists other agencies in pest monitoring, prevention and control to protect the public's health

Weed Pest Control

  • Protects local agriculture and native habitats from the negative impacts of invasive, non-native noxious weeds
  • Focuses invasive weed control activities on prevention and eradication of small "pioneer" infestations prior to widespread establishment and spread
  • Provides expertise on invasive weed control management to local agriculturalists and land managers

Related Services

Vertebrate Control Program
Weeds Program