Rodent Prevention and Control for Businesses

Know the Signs of Rodent Infestation

Live rat sightings are a sure sign that an infestation is in progress, but may not occur until an infestation has become severe. Instead, be alert for the signs of rodent infestation. Addressing infestations early will save you time, money, and effort.


January 2018 District Newsletter

This month from SMCMVCD: Tick Season in San Mateo County.

Click here to read the January 2018 District Newsletter.


Calibrating Equipment for Precise Vector Control

As part of the District’s Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Program, vector control technicians annually calibrate their pesticide application techniques and equipment.


Tick Surveillance

Winter is adult Ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick) season in California. Laboratory staff have begun surveillance of this tick and the disease-causing bacteria they carry in parks and open space throughout San Mateo County. Ticks are collected by dragging a 1 meter square white flannel flag over the vegetation alongside trails.


Tick Flagging with Dr. Scott Smith’s Class

On December 2, San Mateo Mosquito and Vector Control District laboratory staff helped lead a field trip at Wunderlich County Park for Stanford students learning about tick borne diseases. The class was entitled Parasites and Pestilence and was led by professor and District Trustee Dr. Scott Smith. Students were given tick flags and instructed on basic tick biology as well as how to collect ticks and sort by sex and species.


Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes


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Report a Dead Bird


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