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June 2024 Newsletter

An event flyer for San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District's open house on 15 June 2024, from 12-4 PM. Address is 1351 Rollins Rd, Burlingame.

District 2024 Open House

Our Open House is THIS Saturday from 12-4pm at our facilities at 1351 Rollins Road, Burlingame. Visit HERE to learn more and sign up for updates. We hope to see you here!

Red text says "Report Dead Birds" with a web address ( and phone number (1-877-968-2473) with an icon of a black bird upside down (dead). With the District website ( and logo in another box in the image

Report Dead Birds

Would you like to help us protect against mosquito-borne illnesses? Residents who find a dead bird in good condition (head and eyes intact and not infested with flies or ants) should call 1-877-WNV-BIRD (1- 877-968-2473) or file a report online at If suitable for testing, a District staff member will bring the bird back to the lab and test the carcass for the presence of mosquito-borne disease.

Person with hat, protective eyewear, and gloves, leaning out the right side of a white Jeep.  The person is holding a long 'wand' used to treat a catch basin.  The side window of the Jeep has a picture of a black bird and some text about reporting dead birds to the California West Nile virus dead bird hotline.

Our White Jeeps

You may have seen one of our white Jeeps in your neighborhood during the drier months of the year. What are we doing, and why is it so important?

The short answer is that we are controlling mosquitoes breeding in storm drains, to keep our residents safe from West Nile virus. This is one of our most critical programs protecting San Mateo County residents from mosquito-borne disease and allowing us to enjoy comfortable evenings outdoors.  For the longer answer, click HERE.


Photograph of various papers with words including: tick-bite prevention, insect repellent, common ticks of California, tick-bite prevention kit. A pair of orange tweezers, a yellow device for removing ticks, and two packets of insect repellent wipes.
Tick-bite prevention kits include a variety of resources to help protect you from tick bites and the diseases they can transmit.

Tick-bite Prevention Kits Now Available

Do you live in San Mateo County? Do you spend time outdoors in natural areas? Would you like a no-cost tick bite prevention kit? Click HERE to learn more and request a kit.

Poster for National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 16-22, with a map of the US and mosquito graphics. #MosquitoWeek

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 16-22

Our staff and board members are busy this month visiting city councils to help raise awareness of the important work our district does. All of us living, working, and visiting San Mateo County are able to worry a little less about mosquito-borne diseases because of the work our staff do every day. Please take the opportunity to tell a friend or neighbor about our work, and remind them there is no cost to request our services!

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