Post Megan Sebay

Tick Surveillance Update for Water Year 2018-2019
June 2019

Laboratory staff continued collecting Ixodes pacificus ticks in the nymph life stage and adult Dermacentor ticks during the month of June. Collections in June occurred at Año Nuevo and the nearby Costanoa campground. A very high number of Dermacentor ticks have been collected from this location because District staff have made multiple collecting trips as part of a study on Tularemia.


July 2019 District Newsletter

New from the District in June: a New Cockroach on the Block

Click here to read the July 2019 District Newsletter.

Press release

California Department of Public Health: Increasing West Nile Virus Activity in California
Californians Urged to Protect Against Mosquito Bites

Sacramento, CA – Sept. 10th, 2017

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges all Californians to protect themselves from mosquito bites during West Nile virus (WNV) season, which extends from now through early fall.

“West Nile virus activity in the state is increasing, so it is important to take every possible precaution to protect against mosquito bites,” said State Public Health Officer and CDPH Director Dr. Karen Smith.

Press release

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District Recognized as “District of Distinction” for Second Time

Burlingame, CA

May 30, 2019

Earlier this month, San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District was awarded the District of Distinction accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for the second time. The District was first designated the two-year District of Distinction accreditation in 2017 in recognition of its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations; they also were awarded the Special Districts Leadership Foundation’s Transparency Certificate of Excellence in 2017.


Outreach at Redwood City Farmers Market

Stop by our outreach booth at the Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market from 8am until noon on Saturday, July 27th.


West Nile Virus Season Begins

Surveillance for West Nile virus began in California in mid-April. The District protects residents from this mosquito-borne disease with control methods that target mosquitoes in the larval stage, as well as mosquito population monitoring, disease surveillance and public education. The laboratory staff conducts disease surveillance in three main ways:


Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes


Request Service


Report a Dead Bird


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