The City provides information about disposing of dead birds and accepts reports of dead birds. The City investigates clusters of 10 or more dead birds and three or more dead geese, swans, ducks, chicken, or turkeys. It is possible that the City will collect some of the birds for West Nile Virus testing. An investigation will determine if the birds will be collected. To dispose of nine or fewer dead birds or one or two dead geese, swans, ducks, chickens, or turkeys found on private property, use plastic bags or disposable rubber gloves to put the dead bird or birds in a double plastic bag. Place the bag outdoors for trash collection. Wash your hands with warm soapy water afterwards.
During mosquito season, usually April through October, the Department surveys mosquito populations on a weekly basis for the presence of West Nile Virus at locations throughout the City.