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February 2018 District Newsletter

This month from SMCMVCD: Mosquitoes Make a Comeback with Warm Weather and Rain

Click here to read the February 2018 District Newsletter.

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Enjoying the Warm Weather? So Are the Mosquitoes

Have you ever wondered why you don’t see many cold blooded animals, like reptiles or insects, in frozen regions of the world? Heat allows animals to run, jump, and think and mosquitoes are no exception. The warmer the temperature (up to a point), the more aggressive and hungry they get. They also reproduce much faster which means that surges in temperature can mean big surges in mosquito numbers.

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Service Requests
January 2018

This table shows the number of each type of request during the month of January.

Type of Request

January

Mosquito

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Acres Treated
January 2018

Click on the graph to see the number of acres of each source type treated with larvicide during the month of January 2018.

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CO2 Trapping
January 2018

The table below shows the proportions of common mosquitoes in San Mateo County that were collected in carbon dioxide baited traps in January 2018, compared with the five-year average during January.

Species

January 2018

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MVCAC 2018 Annual Conference
Vector Ecologist Tara Roth’s presentation on Tularemia

On January 29, Vector Ecologist Dr. Tara Roth gave a presentation at the annual conference of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California in Monterey, CA. Tara received her PhD in August of 2016 from University of California, Davis, where she researched the vector-borne disease tularemia. Surveillance for tularemia in San Mateo County will be beginning soon through cooperation with the California Department of Public Health.

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Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes

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