Environmental Health Services (EHS)
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Community Environmental Health
CEH Inspects places where food is eaten, processed, sold or stored (restaurants, markets, food stands, carnivals, etc.) for sanitation and food safety. Inspectors investigate complaints of suspected foodborne illness, insanitary conditions and other problems. Additionally, the program reviews plans and inspect construction of food facilities.
Land Use Protection
This program ensures environmental health considerations (such as water, waste disposal, noise, vectors and protection of natural resources) are included in development projects. It is also responsible to provide environmental health input to various County committees, including the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
Mosquito and Vector Control
The Mosquito and Vector Control Program protects public health by controlling mosquitoes and other vectors that spread disease. Mosquitoes, ticks, and rodents are not only a nuisance, but are a major threat to public health. This program controls disease vectors and nuisance pests using effective and environmentally sensitive methods, and reduce the risk of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and plague