City of Eastvale - How to report dead birds

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City of Eastvale - How to report dead birds






Do you know what to do if you come across a dead bird? Do you know who to call and when to call? Knowledge is power, and I am here to share what I learned this past week.


I came across a dead crow and seriously did not know what to do. I heard on the news of recent positive West Nile virus present from female mosquito samples collected from the City of Norco during June of 2016. Norco is the neighboring City of Eastvale. The sight of a dead crow near my house put me on overdrive with concern.


The first thing I learned is that one should not come into direct skin contact with the dead bird. Call the Northwest mosquito and vector control district at 951-340-9792 to report the dead bird as soon as possible. Apparently, the bird must be tested for the presence of the virus within three days of its demise. 


I placed the call to report the dead bird and within minutes I got a call back from 510-231-7653 ( Richmond CA number). They logged in my contact info and the location and date of the dead bird. They immediately informed our local mosquito and vector control district of the sighting. The same day, someone came and picked up the dead bird for testing. If the bird tests positive for the virus, we are sent notification by mail within a week. 


The district is doing all they can to prevent the spread of West Nile virus within our County. It is up to residents to do their part to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne virus. The following precautions are being urged :


1. Remove and drain standing water near the premises of your house

2. Make sure your window and door screens securely fit

3. Limit outdoor activity during dusk and dawn hours

4. Wear outdoor mosquito repellants

5. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks

6. Avoid wearing dark clothing as mosquitos are attracted to darker colors

7. Report local standing water and sighting of dead birds


If we all do our part, we can help prevent the spread of West Nile virus in our community. 


City of Eastvale - How to report dead birds



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Comments (2)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post since this could be a sign of a bigger problem and the authorities need to be made aware, Endre

Sep 12, 2016 09:57 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald

It seems that the mosquito and vector control are on top of the situation. Really impressed by their expedient response.

Sep 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I had NO idea!  If I saw a dead bird I would simply take a shovel and flip it into the woods. Never thought about it having to be tested!

Sep 13, 2016 03:43 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald

What surprised me the most is that it needs to be tested within 3 days of its demise.

Sep 13, 2016 11:32 AM