San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District Awarded District Transparency Certificate of Excellence
Burlingame, CA – 9 January 2016
In recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has been awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
Today a resident brought in an insect she’d found on her live Christmas tree. She was concerned that it might be a kissing bug, the insect vector of Chagas disease.
Fortunately, the specimen was not a kissing bug. It was a western conifer seed bug, a minor tree pest to conifers – like Christmas trees! These bugs aren’t harmful to humans, and can be gently relocated outside if found indoors.