Can We See You Now? San Mateo County’s Independent Special Districts Website Transparency Update
San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury

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


Zapping mosquitoes away: High-tech traps may look cool but old-school methods work better
Palo Alto Online, 6/15/2017

“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.”

Read the article here.


June 2017 District Report

This month at the District: seasonal staff, hazardous plants, and more.

Click here to read the June 2017 District Report.

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Seasonal Staff Help Out During Busy Mosquito Season

Seeing a new face in your neighborhood this spring? That might be because the District added nine seasonal staff members during April and May.


West Nile Virus Surveillance Update
June 7, 2017

San Mateo County

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.


Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes


Request Service


Report a Dead Bird


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