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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the need to meet social distancing requirements, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' offices are currently operating under modified schedules. 

All three of our offices are staffed and have partially re-opened to serve our customers. However, customers are strongly encouraged to call ahead and make appointments for any necessary services. 

Please see the July 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information on current office hours, or contact us at the Department's main phone line or email.

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Pest Prevention

Program Mission Statement:

To protect the environment, consumers and producers of Agricultural products in San Luis Obispo County by preventing the introductions or establishment of exotic pests and diseases.

The Pest Prevention program is mandated by the California Food and Agricultural Code to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of exotic pests and plant diseases in California. This protects agriculture, cities, suburbs and native habitat from pests foreign to California.

Pest Exclusion

  • Prevents the introduction and establishment of exotic pests
  • Assists exporters of agricultural products
  • Limits the spread of newly discovered pests

Pest Detection

  • Searches for and traps exotic pests throughout the county
  • Educates the public about the risk of new pest infestations

Pest Eradication

  • Eliminates newly introduced pests from a limited area
  • Regulates infested properties to prevent further spread of pests

Foreign Animal Diseases

  • Assists other agencies in prevention and response

Related Services

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter/Pierce's Disease Control Program
Insect Trapping
Nursery License
Pest Exclusion Inspections
Phytosanitary Export Certificates
Seed Certification