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An Unwanted Kiss from a Kissing Bug

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He creeps up while you’re sleeping and kisses your face – except the kiss is actually a bite, and it’s definitely not prince charming. The triatomine bug, sometimes called the kissing bug after its tendency to bite its host around the mouth or eyes, is the carrier of a parasitic infection called Chagas disease or American trypanosomiasis.


Citizen Science Tick Collection at San Bruno Mountain

Want to be a scientist? Join San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District and San Bruno Mountain Watch to collect ticks for tick-borne disease testing.

We’ll provide the training and equipment – no scientific experience or knowledge necessary. However, for planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP if you plan to attend.

Press release

Tick Season Begins in San Mateo County

Tick Season Begins in San Mateo County

Burlingame, CA – 19 November 2015

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Hawaii’s Dengue Outbreak: Could California Be Next?

This month all eyes are on Hawaii’s unprecedented outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, a viral disease that causes high fever and severe joint pain in around a quarter of those infected. Since September, several dozen individuals – both locals and tourists – have been infected with dengue on the Big Island.


October 2015 District Report

In this month’s report: preparing for El Nino, a special celebration, and more.

Click here to read the October 2015 District Report.

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Request Service

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Report a Dead Bird

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Board Meeting Materials

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District Report