Nuisance Wildlife

Alameda County Vector Control Services provides information and services related to management of nuisance wildlife including:
  • Opossums
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks

For More Information

If you have any questions, please call Vector Control at (510) 567-6800 or stop by their office located at:
1131 Harbor Bay Parkway
Suite 166
Alameda, CA 94502

Other Wildlife

The State of California Department of Fish and Game provides services related to the management of wildlife including:

Coyote Sightings

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has provided information and suggestions on how to deal with coyotes in your neighborhood:

  • Coyotes may be seen day or night.  
  • Coyotes very rarely pose a threat to humans, but small pets are an attraction.
  • Small pets should be kept indoors and only go outside when attended to by owners.  Keep rodents at bay.
  • Secure your garbage, and make sure no food is left outside for pets or other wildlife. 
  • Residents should make an effort to discourage coyotes from encroaching on property by hazing them.  Make loud noises, chase after them, throw sticks or rocks at them, etc.   A coyote will develop an aversion to being near people and homes and become wary of an area if they are continually hazed.  
  • Motion sprinklers and lights will likely also deter coyotes from entering yards. 
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife do not come out and trap or relocate coyotes, as they will simply gravitate to a different neighborhood.

Additional information can be found at: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote

Reporting Aggressive Wildlife Behavior

If you observe wildlife behaving aggressively, please call the State of California Department of Fish and Game Bay Delta Region's business office at 707-944-5500 or the 24-hour dispatch center at 916-445-0045.

If this is an emergency, please dial 911.