Mosquito & Vector News

San Joaquin County MVCD Annual Mosquito-Fish Giveaway

From San Joaquin County MVCD June 22, 2018 June 25 through June 29, 2018 (STOCKTON, CA) – San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) will be distributing mosquito-fish free to residents of all cities and surrounding rural areas within San Joaquin County. “Each resident will receive up to 15 fish depending on the…

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Using Drones And Ditties To Help Hunt Down Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

From California Healthline June 22, 2018 As residents of California’s Coachella Valley escape the blazing heat this summer in air-conditioned living rooms, movie theaters and cars, many will hear this upbeat but cheesy refrain: “Dump it! Drain it! Scrub it clean! Your weekly mosquito prevention routine.” These commercials feature local mosquito-control officials grinning goofily at the…

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California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika

From EurekAlert! June 21, 2018 Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseaseshave shown that invasive mosquitoes in California — where cases of Zika in travelers have been a regular occurrence in recent…

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Association Updates

News Brief 06.15.18

87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; 2019 MVCAC Annual Conference – Hotel Booking Link Now Available!; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Survey for Bee Services; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC…

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Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 87th Annual Conference on February 3-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.    This presentation should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease…

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2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18

Applications for the 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 3, 2018. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to…

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