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We’re Hiring! Seasonal Vector Control Aides Needed for 2019

A District staff member leans from a white jeep to spray a street grate. 

Looking for a summer job? If you like working with the public and want to help protect public health, we might have the perfect position for you!

For more information or to apply for the job, click here.

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Outreach at Belmont Earth Day

Stop by our outreach booth at the City of Belmont’s Earth Day celebration at Twin Pines Park in Belmont.

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Outreach at Portola Valley Farmers Market

Stop by our outreach booth at the Portola Valley Farmers Market at 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Mosquito Awareness Week Open House

Come learn about the District’s work, tour our facilities, see our equipment, meet the staff, and enjoy a few fun surprises at our annual open house.

Groups are welcome between 12pm and 4pm; to schedule group tours contact Megan at msebay@smcmvcd.org or call (650) 344-8592.

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March 2019 District Newsletter

New from the District in March: Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Spring Break Plans

Click here to read the March 2019 District Newsletter.

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Tick Surveillance Update for February 2019
Water Year 2018-2019

During February, laboratory staff continued surveillance for adult Ixodes pacificus (Western black-legged ticks). The continuous on-and-off rainfall greatly limited the number of tick flagging opportunities in February, which is typically a peak month for collecting adult Ixodes pacificus. The weather reduces the questing activity of the ticks and moisture saturates the tick flag, making it less effective as a collecting tool. Parks that were surveyed in February were Ano Nuevo State Park, south of Pescadero and Sweeney Ridge in San Bruno.

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Technicians Get New Zones

At this District, each mosquito control technician is assigned a geographic zone within the county. Currently our service area is split into 9 zones. During February the District rotated the majority of technicians into a different zone. In the picture above, technician Walter Bruj is treating a 12.5 acre marsh in East Palo Alto, which is one of the cities in his new zone. Due to the sheer size of the breeding area, technicians use an Argo all-terrain vehicle for this type of treatment.

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Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes

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Report a Dead Bird

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