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Vertebrates: County Agricultural Commissioners

County Agricultural Commissioners

Location Offices in almost all of California's 58 counties: Click here to find your County Agricultural Commissioner
Responsibilities Local enforcement agent for California Dept. of Food & Agriculture and Dept. of Pesticide Regulation. Manage programs and agricultural enforcement activities at the county level.

Activities include:
  • Pest prevention
  • Plant quarantine
  • Insect, disease and vertebrate pest management
  • Noxious weed control
  • Pesticide use enforcement for Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
Contact Them - To purchase rodenticides (anticoagulants, zinc phosphide, gas cartridges).

- To obtain a permit for restricted use materials.

- For necessary form(s) for bird species that may be controlled under the general supervision of the Agricultural Commissioner (crowned sparrows, horned larks, or house finch).

- To purchase a copy of the Vertebrate Pest Control Handbook.

- For general advice on wildlife damage control, especially concerning agricultural pests.