Mosquito & Vector News

Why do suicidal beetles invade my basement each spring?

From The Mercury News June 20, 2018 DEAR JOAN: Every year around this time, a herd of suicidal beetles appears in our basement, which is built into a hill. There is sandy ground in some areas, and one wall faces the outside. The beetles appear out of nowhere and I cannot find any opening to the outside…

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Press Release: CDC Report Finds California Has Highest Number of Mosquito- Transmitted Disease Cases in the Nation

Sacramento, June 20, 2018 – California leads the nation in mosquito-borne disease cases over the last decade, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The State reported 9,254 cases of mosquito-transmitted diseases between 2004 and 2016, followed by New York with 7,167 and Texas with 6,648. California had 100…

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Insect-Related Risks to Outdoor Workers

From CDPH June 2018 A new fact sheet and investigation report from the California Department of Public Health’s Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program details the death of a date palm tree worker after he was attacked by multiple bees at an organic orchard in Southern California. Aggressive Africanized honey bees now account for the majority of feral honey bees…

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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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