Environmental Protection

Pest Exclusion


The prevention of entry into the County or spread of harmful insects, weeds, plant diseases and other pests. The certification of agricultural export shipments to meet import requirements of importing countries.


Pest Detection


Surveys of discovery of incipient infestations of pests which may have eluded our exclusion efforts.

Pest Management


Controlling the population of pests through education and identification of pests.


Pest Eradication


The elimination of infestations of new pests.


Pesticide Use Enforcement


A major program which oversees the use of pesticides applied in the production and storage of agricultural crops. This includes the registration of Pest Control Operators and Advisors, the supervision of Pesticide Dealers and monitoring of pesticide use by the public through inspections and the issuance of pesticide permits.