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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

Bed Bugs


Bed bugs are back after being hard to find for more than 50 years. Bed bugs are a community problem and controlling them is very challenging. Without cooperation among landlords, tenants, and pest control professionals, control will not be successful.

We all need to be aware of what bed bugs look like, where they hide, how to get rid of them, and how not to move them around.

If you are a tenant and you suspect that you have bed bugs, alert your landlord immediately. Prompt action will benefit all parties.

If you are a landlord, work with a pest control company with good references and experience in bed bug treatments. For more information, check the resources below.

For recorded information on bed bugs, call 1-888-959-9911 or 211.


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