District News
  • There were no West Nile virus detections and no invasive Aedes mosquito detections to date in 2017.
  • The District attended in a wildlife townhall meeting in Colma on Sept. 20th to provide information on coexisting with local wildlife.
  • Our new laboratory director, Angie Nakano, will begin work at the District on Oct. 16th.
  • On Sept. 15th, the District participated in Coastal Cleanup Day by removing large debris from the bay adjacent to San Mateo. See article below.
District Staff Help With Coastal Cleanup Day

On Sept. 15th, the District participated in Coastal Cleanup Day. Technicians Sean Jones and Hector Cardenas, field operations supervisor Casey Stevenson, and assistant manager Brian Weber spent the afternoon using the District airboat to remove large debris from the bay adjacent to San Mateo.

Cleaning up litter is an ongoing project for SMCMVCD, not only because we care about the environment where we live and work, but because litter can clog our creeks and stormwater system, creating standing water where mosquitoes can breed and making our work harder. Discarded items like tires, bottles, cans, and other containers can hold their own water, creating lots of tiny mosquito sources. These are difficult to locate and time-consuming to treat or remove.

More photos of the cleanup can be found on the District website.
Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Tiny Monsters

District staff often come face-to-face with the creepiest, crawliest, and ickiest things that can be found in our county, but these tiny monsters are enough to scare even our toughest technicians.

Did you know cockroaches are real life zombies? They can survive for up to a week without their heads! The scorpion mouse howls at the moon and devours live scorpions. And the bat bug, a relative of our nemesis the bedbug, survives solely on the blood of its host.

Love scary stories? Read about these tiny monsters and many more on the District blog.
Our Work by the Numbers
During September, District staff responded to 522 service requests, eradicated 246 yellowjacket nests, and conducted 64 rodent inspections. You can see the latest monthly statistics on the District website.
The District office will be closed:

Nov. 10, 2017
Nov. 23-24, 2017
Dec. 25 - 26, 2017
Jan. 1, 2018

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