In 2014, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report concerning the lack of transparency in the websites of the 23 independent special districts operating within San Mateo County (County).1 The jury at that time offered seven recommendations designed to improve transparency and achieve adherence to standards set forth by the California Special Districts
“With summer heat, mosquitoes are more annoying than uninvited guests at barbecues and backyard parties. They not only cause itchiness but may trigger allergies or even spread diseases. It is advisable to learn how to choose from mosquito-eliminating products available rather than jumping to the first high-tech looking electronic bug-zapping devices.”
As of June 6, 2017, there have been 134 dead birds reported in San Mateo County. Of those, 21 have been suitable for testing and 1 has tested positive (5%) for West Nile Virus (WNV). No dead squirrels or mosquito pools have been tested for West Nile Virus in San Mateo County thus far this year.