Mosquito & Vector News

Shasta County vet, officials warn pet owners to take mosquito precautions

From Record Searchlight April 20, 2018 While pets are at risk for heartworm year-round, cool fluctuating temperatures gave Shasta County a slight reprieve from a primary vector of the disease. That’s about to end. In parts of California, including Shasta County, the western treehole mosquito is a primary cause of heartworm in cats and dogs. “They’re fairly small and like…

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Mosquito district ramps up campaign

From Westside Connect April 19, 2018 The Merced County Mosquito Abatement District has launched its annual campaign against the bothersome insects – which can pose health risks as well as being a warm-weather nuisance. This year, that endeavor includes a countywide aerial survey of swimming pools to identify those which are neglected and pose the…

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Health officials raise awareness about mosquito season

From News Channel 3 April 19, 2018 PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Mosquito season is here and Riverside County health officials are telling people to be prepared, as some species are capable of transmitting infectious viruses such as zika or West Nile viruses. “The mosquitoes are all over the county, they’re not just in the desert, they’re…

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Association Updates

News Brief 04.13.18

Mosquito Awareness Week; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; SDLF Emerging Leaders Scholarship; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs…

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Press Release: Mosquito Threats on the Rise and Californians are Nurturing the Threat

Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses SACRAMENTO, APRIL 13, 2018 – There has been a steep rise in detections of invasive mosquito species in California, according to the California Department of Public Health, which increases the risk of local transmission of imported diseases. At the same time, lifted water restrictions in…

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News Brief 04.06.18

NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; SDLF Emerging Leaders Scholarship; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks;…

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