Public Education

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Public Education

Public education is one of the most important parts of the District’s IPM (integrated pest management) program. Without the help of residents, it would be impossible for the District to achieve its mission to “safeguard the health and comfort of the citizens of San Mateo County through a planned program to monitor and reduce mosquitoes and other vectors”.

A District staff member presents information to a class of schoolchildren.
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Presentations

Upon request, District personnel are available to provide presentations and other outreach to schools, community groups, or other organizations. To schedule such a presentation, contact Public Health Education and Outreach Officer Megan Sebay or call (650) 344-8592.

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School Programs

The District provides educational materials for use at local schools, and can also provide presentations to classes of all levels upon request. Sample materials are shown below:

A Madagascar hissing cockroach
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Insect and Other Pest Identification

Is something bugging you? Bring a sample by the District office anytime we’re open. The laboratory staff will attempt to identify your sample and, if possible, provide information on resolving your pest issue.

To increase the likelihood that our staff will be able to identify your sample, please:

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