Dead birds renew pesticide spraying in San Mateo Co.

(Press Release)

On August 19, San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control notified the City about a pool of mosquitoes and a dead bird found at Clay Park in South San Francisco. Both the pool of mosquitoes and bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control is planning to fog a ½ mile radius surrounding the location where the mosquito pool and bird were found. Areas surrounding Clay Park in South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City are included in the fogging treatment plan.

The fogging will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning Thursday (8/21) evening into Friday (8/22) morning. To view the map showing the areas of South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City which will be included in the fogging treatment, please click here.

Maps of additional fogging locations throughout San Mateo County can be found at the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District website, http://www.smcmad.org. Residents with questions can call the District at (650) 344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To prevent mosquito bites and breeding, the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District reminds the public to remember the “Three Ds” – drain standing water because that is where mosquitoes lay eggs; wear proper clothing and repellent during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes bite; and apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of the West Nile Virus, please contact your local physician and schedule to get tested for the virus immediately.

For statistics and prevention tips on the West Nile virus, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/westnile.

For the latest West Nile virus activity in California or to report fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels, please call the West Nile hotline at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473) or visit http://www.westnile.ca.gov.

For assistance with mosquito problems specific to San Mateo County, please call the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District at (650) 344-8592 or visit http://www.smcmad.org.

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