Housing And Vector Program (including Rat, Bat, Skunk and West Nile Virus Information)
The Housing Program
Solano County residents and visitors deserve to have access to a safe living environment. The housing program is designed to make sure that hotels, motels, rental housing, jail and detention facilities are safe and sanitary. Housing facilities such as hotels, motels, jails and detention facilities are issued permits and are inspected regularly by the Department of Resource Management. Rental Housing is inspected on a complaint basis.  Additional information on the housing program can be found in the FAQ’s.
Household Trash, Garbage and Sewage Complaints
The Department of Resource Management also responds to complaints concerning improper storage and disposal of household trash and garbage; and complaints concerning overflowing sewage. If you are having a problem with your septic system go to the Well & Septic System Program for more information.
Vector Control
The vector control program includes the survey and recommended abatement of rodents, insects, and other vectors of disease within Solano County. For more information on vectors, such as rodents, rats and bats, go to the FAQ’s.  You may also download the brochure "Rat Prevention Tips" that contains useful information to exclude rodents from your property. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also has information on rodents and their abatement.
West Nile Virus
For more information please visit:
Additional Information:

Skunks
Skunks can be found throughout Solano County, including residential areas.  Skunks are attracted to areas with food and water.  They will den in animal burrows, wood piles, and under buildings.  The most effective control method is to eliminate food, water and shelter for skunks on your property.  For more information about skunks, please review or download our informational brochure on skunks.

The following web sites also have information on skunks and ways to maintain your property to reduce skunk attraction:
University of California Integrated Pest Management On-Line
The Humane Society - What to do about skunks

If you are bitten or scratched by a skunk, wash the wound immediately with soap and warm water and call your physician or Solano County Public Health at 707-784-8005.  If you are able to capture or obtain the skunk safely, do so.  A rabies test may be performed using the skunk if its head is intact.  Contact Solano County Animal Care through Sheriff Dispatch at 707-784-7090 to report the bite.

If your pet or domesticated animal is bitten, wash the wound with soap and warm water immediately, limit contact with your pet or domesticated animal and contact your veterinarian and Solano County Animal Care through Sheriff Dispatch at 707-784-7090 to report the bite.  If you are able to capture or obtain the skunk safely, do so.  A rabies test may be performed using the skunk if its head if it head is intact. 

Complaints
If you have a complaint about a health and safety situation that may be a threat to the health and safety of an individual or the public, including:
  • overflowing sewage
  • hotel, motel, jail and detention facilities
  • rodents or other vectors
  • rental home* (see below)
You may submit the complaint to the Department of Resource Management at (707) 784-6765.

If you live in a rental home and have a complaint about health and safety conditions in the home you should first notify the landowner or property manager of the conditions in writing. Keep a copy of your written notice for your records. If after a reasonable amount of time, the land owner or property manager has not responded to your complaint, you may submit a complaint to the Department of Resource Management at (707) 784 -6765. We will ask you for a copy of notices you have previously given to the land owner or property manager.

If you have a complaint regarding an accumulation of junk cars or illegal dumping in lots or areas within the unincorporated areas of the County, you may submit a complaint to the County Code Compliance Officer at (707) 784-6765. If the complaint is within city limits, you may need to call that city’s code enforcement officer.