The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) collected on August 28, 2014, from the 94063 ZIP code area. In an effort to prevent human cases of WNV, the District will conduct a truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site. Weather permitting, the ground fogging is scheduled for the night of Tuesday, September 2nd, between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.
The fogging area, which is primarily industrial, is approximately bounded by Highway 101 and the Bay and Kentfield Avenue and Jefferson Drive. A map of the fogging location and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the District website, www.smcmad.org.
Residents with additional questions can call the District at 650-344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Mosquitoes will be collected in the area after the fogging is complete. If post-treatment mosquito samples are carrying West Nile Virus, the District may fog the area again.
West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. The primary hosts are birds. Humans, horses and other animals can become infected with WNV if bitten by an infected mosquito. It cannot be spread person to person. Reports of dead birds are an early indication that the virus is circulating in the environment. Residents are encouraged to help by reporting fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels to the West Nile Virus hotline, online at www.westnile.ca.gov or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).
For assistance with a mosquito problem in San Mateo County, contact the District at 650-344-8592. For more information on West Nile Virus and other district services, visit us the District website.