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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Managing Other Pests


Our Water, Our World Fact Sheets

These fact sheets were written for the Our Water, Our World project, which was originally developed by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District.


Other Resources

University of California Statewide IPM Program Pest Notes
This site contains the University of California's official guidelines for managing pests with environmentally sound methods. There are dozens of fact sheets and other resources not only on pests of the home, but also of lawns, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District
This site contains a wealth of information on mosquitoes, rats and mice, skunks, ticks, yellowjackets and Africanized honey bees. You can sign up to receive their monthly newsletter and/or to be notified of any spraying for adult mosquitoes in the County.