Public Works


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Public Works Strategic Vision

Strategic Vision

Traffic Action Plan Update

Traffic Action Plan3
  1. Rodent Control Tips
  2. Recycling, Compost, & Garbage
  3. Storm & Sewer
  4. Streets & Sidewalks

The City has a rodent-control program in collaboration with the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Rodents seek out environments where there is food, water and shelter. A successful rodent-control program must eliminate these attractants to prevent rodents from reproducing more quickly than they can be controlled. 

The City and District are asking residents to help by reducing attractants such as:

  • Unsecured garbage
  • Unharvested ripe fruits or vegetables 
  • Pet food or bird feeders left overnight
  • Overgrown vegetation 
  • Access points to homes or sheds
  • Piles or wood or other debris

If you believe rats are coming into your home, you can request assistance from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. The district does not conduct pest control on private properties, but can provide an inspection to help you figure where rates may be getting in and how to keep them out. The District can also provide information and resources for trapping rodents that may be inside. 

You can make a request to the District online at or by calling (650) 344-8592. A rodent inspection is available to any resident of San mateo County, and there is no fee for this service. Visit for more information and tips.