Signs that invasive Aedes may be present in your area include:
small, dark-colored mosquitoes with white banded legs
mosquitoes with white stripes on the thorax (body)
mosquitoes that bite during the day, especially in urban areas
mosquitoes that bite indoors
If you believe you have seen invasive Aedes mosquitoes in San Mateo County, please call (650) 344-8592 or make a service request at www.smcmvcd.org/help. Select insect identification if you have a mosquito sample available; otherwise, select mosquito service and we will set traps.
Mosquito (and other insect) photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for identification, but please be aware that it is not always possible to identify insects from photos. Please retain the mosquito sample for physical identification if at all possible.