April 12, 2014 4:47 PM
MENLO PARK (KCBS) — A deadly mosquito that hasn’t been seen in the
Bay Area since the 70s has been detected in San Mateo County.
It’s called aedes aegypti and it was found last January in the Holy Cross cemetary in Menlo Park.
It’s the mosquito that spreads yellow fever, chicken fever, the
dengue fever and other diseases. Officials call it “one of the worst
most effective vectors of disease around the world.”
The mosquito is tiny and its bite is hardly noticeable. Unlike other mosquitos, it bites during the day.
Officials are asking homeowners in the area to check their yards for
containers of standing water, including birth baths, so it can be