Seasonal Aedes Surveillance Technician

Job Opening – Seasonal Aedes Surveillance Technician

Position: Seasonal Aedes Surveillance Technician

Wage: $18.00 per hour

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Benefits: Paid District Holidays

Dates: April/May thru October/November (season length varies)



April 2017 District Report

This month at the District: non-biting midges, funding for invasive mosquito surveillance, and more.

Click here to read the April 2017 District Report.


Surveillance for Hantavirus and Plague
San Bruno Mountain

On March 21, the laboratory staff did an annual rodent survey for hantavirus at San Bruno Mountain County Open Space Preserve and State Park. Out of the 43 rodents collected, 5 were positive for hantavirus for an infection prevalence of 11.6%. Results for plague are still pending. The laboratory will schedule a follow-up survey for hantavirus at San Bruno Mountain in the summer and are on-schedule to complete our annual survey for rodent-borne diseases at Montara Mountain in May.


Invasive Aedes Surveillance Grant

The District has been awarded a grant to assist in surveillance of invasive Aedes mosquito surveillance.  The grant funding comes from the Center for Disease Control and is administered by the nonprofit corporation Public Health Foundation Enterprises on behalf of the California Department of Public Health.  The District plans to use the funds to greatly expand our efforts to detect and control invasive mosquito species. 


Sentinel Chickens
2017 Flocks have arrived!

The 2017 sentinel chickens are situated in their coops for the West Nile Virus season. The three coops are at Woodside, East Palo Alto and San Mateo and contain ten chickens each. Starting May 1, the chickens will be tested every two weeks for the mosquito-borne diseases West Nile Virus, Saint Louis Encephalitis, and Western Equine Encephalitis.

Blog post Tara Roth, Ph.D.

Midges and Mosquitoes: Key Differences

Some of you may have noticed a large number of insects in the air lately. Most of these are midges; harmless creatures that are a natural part of the ecosystem. But what is a midge and why are they here in such large numbers this year?


Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes


Request Service


Board Meeting Agendas


Laboratory Updates