Press Room

Press Contact:

Jenny Dudikoff, KP Public Affairs
1201 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Direct: 916-498-7713
Fax: 916-448-4923
E-Mail: jdudikoff@ka-pow.com

2016

June 24, 2016
With Zika Taking Center Stage, We Can’t Forget About West Nile Virus

April 20, 2016
Media Advisory: “Fight the Bite” at California’s State Capitol

April 18, 2016
West Nile Virus Remains a Serious Threat in California as Summer Months Approach

March 10, 2016
SB 1246 Puts Californians at Increased Public Health Risk

February 19, 2016
Mosquito-Borne Viruses And Transmission – Capital Public Radio Interview with Chris Barker

February 8, 2016
Mosquito Control is Key to Preventing the Spread of Zika Virus

2015

October 24, 2015
Aggressive nonnative mosquitoes spreading across state carry disease risk

June 19, 2015
California’s Hot, Dry Summer Calls for Robust Mosquito Abatement

May 26, 2015
Assemblymember Wood Sponsors Mosquito Awareness Resolution

April 17, 2015
Warm Weather and Drought May Lead to Abundance of Mosquitoes

April 15, 2015
West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week
Media Advisory: “Fight the Bite” at California’s State Capitol

 

2014

April 18, 2014
California’s Warm Winter and Spring Create Perfect Conditions for Early Start to Mosquito Season

2013

October 28, 2013
San Mateo Agencies Team Up in Fight Against Yellow Fever Mosquito – California County News

July 30, 2013
Capital Public Radio – Bloodsucking Insects

July 26, 2013
Spike in West Nile virus Activity Triggers Discussion on Residents’ Safety

June 27, 2013
Districts Fight Two New Invasive And Disease Carrying Mosquito Species While West Nile Virus Activity Increases Throughout The State

June 26, 2013
Districts Fight Two New Invasive and Disease Carrying Mosquito Species

April 22, 2013
April 21-27, 2013 – West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week

April 20, 2013
CEQA tweak could reduce mosquito threat

February 4, 2013
Mosquito Control Agencies Gear Up for 2013 West Nile Virus Season After Last Year’s Severe Outbreak

2012

October 24, 2012
Despite Cooler Temperatures West Nile Virus Still Present in Coachella Valley

October 23, 2012
Mosquito traps continue to show evidence of West Nile virus amongst first death recorded in San Bernardino County

October 10, 2012
County Health Officer Urges Californians to Take Precautions Against Plague After Chipmunk Tests Presumptive Positive

August 28, 2012
Another Antelope Valley Resident Infected with West Nile Virus

August 28, 2012
2 More Mosquito Samples, 3 Birds Positive for West Nile virus: Personal Protective Measures Urged for All Residents

August 25, 2012
Another WNV Positive Mosquito Sample from Rancho Mirage

June 14, 2012
Public Health Officials Sound Alarm on West Nile Virus

January 27, 2012
New NPDES Permit Regulations and Asian Tiger Mosquito Infestation Hot Topics at Upcoming Mosquito Control Conference

2011

December 15, 2011
Stanford study pegs California pensions’ shortfall at $500 billion

November 7, 2011
NPDES Permit Inhibits Mosquito Control Measures

November 4, 2011
Press Release Vector Control District Recieved Confirmation of an Additional West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Sample

October 31, 2011
Ballot measure would eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employee unions

July 22, 2011
West Nile Virus Makes a Late Season Appearance

Further Indication of West Nile Virus Confirmed in San Joaquin County

Positive Mosquito Samples Discovered, Threat Heightened by Warm Weather

July 1, 2011
Happy Mosquitoes-Free Independence Day

Scheduled Spray Areas For Adult Mosquito Control

June 24, 2011
Mosquitofish Giveaway Scheduled For Each City in San Joaquin County

Scheduled Spray Areas For Adult Mosquito Control

More West Nile Virus Found – Neglected Pools May Be To Blame

First 2011 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in Fresno County

Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

June 17, 2011
Board of Trustees Lowers Assessment by 50 Percent

Vector Control District Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Financial Reporting for Third Year in a Row

May 27, 2011
First Indication of West Nile virus in San Bernardino County

May 13, 2011
Are You Neglecting Your Pool? We’re Looking For You!

May 2, 2011
Nichols Named Vector Business Manager for Target Specialty Products

April 1, 2011
World Malaria Day at UC Davis 2011

March 1, 2011
Vector Control District Announces First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Sample of the Year

February 25, 2011
Recently Released – Read the Little Hoover Commission’s Report on Pension Reform

Recently Released Report from LAO on Open Meetings Mandate

February 16, 2011
IPM Award Packet

January 25, 2011
Six Organizations Honored by the Department of Pesticide Regulation for Reducing Pesticide Use

January 24, 2011
National Pesticides Complaint

January 20, 2011
Vector Press Release

2010

December 16, 2010
MVCAC to be Honored with Innovator Award

October 29, 2010
Early Rains can Increase Mosquito Breeding Sources

October 15, 2010
Scheduled Spray for Adult Mosquito Control

October 8, 2010
Vector Control Announces First Dead Bird Positive for West Nile Virus Positive in the Valley

October 4, 2010
Three people, two birds infected with west nile virus in contra costa county

September 17, 2010
Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

County Introduces Mobile West Nile Virus Website

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comment on Mosquito Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

September 16, 2010
CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Fatality of 2010

September 15, 2010
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Oakley

September 13, 2010
Three Birds Test Positive for West Nile virus: Late Season Infection

Central Life Sciences Introduces Ready-To-Use, EPA-Approved Formulation of Zenivex E4

Bee Stinging Incident in Chino Hills Prompts Immediate Response From District

September 3, 2010
Vector Control Reports 14 More West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Samples in the Valley

Long Weekend? Don’t Forget Your Repellent!

August 26, 2010
Aerial Spraying Scheduled to Combat Mosquito Populations and West Nile Virus

District Reminds All To Be Careful This Weekend As Temps Decrease

August 24, 2010
Dead Bird Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Additional Scheduled Spray Areas for Adult Mosquito Control – Map

August 23, 2010
Scheduled Spray Areas for Adult Mosquito Control
Map 1
Map 2

August 20, 2010
First Chicken Confirmed Positive for West Nile Virus in Lancaster

State’s West Nile Activity High – Local Detection Continues

August 18, 2010
Three More Mosquito Samples Positive for West Nile virus – Increased Human Transmission Feared

West Nile Virus Activity Continues in August

August 12, 2010
More West Nile virus, Heightened Awareness Necessary

Scheduled Spray Areas For Adult Mosquito Control

August 6, 2010
Scheduled Spray Areas for Adult Mosquito Control
Ripon Sewer
Division Airport SJ River

Additional Scheduled Spray Areas for Adult Mosquito Control
Woodward Oak Williamson
Yosemite Airport 120
North Powers Yosemite

July 30, 2010
Additional Spray Area for Adult Mosquito Control – map

West Nile virus activity Increases Dramatically, Warning to Residents

Scheduled Spray Areas for Adult Mosquito Control – map

June 17, 2010
Vector Board Approves Budget and Lowers Assessment

Fears of Lax Surveillance if CDC Program Cut

June 11, 2010
More West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Coachella Valley

June 4, 2010
Vector Control Finance Department Wins Award

May 28, 2010
Vector Control District Announces First West Nile virus Positive Mosquito Sample of the Year

Don’t Invite Mosquitoes to Your BBQ

Memorial Weekend – More Mosquitoes Found With West Nile Virus

May 21, 2010
Vector Minimization Workshop

West Nile Virus – First Positive Mosquitoes Found

March 31, 2010
VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT OBTAINS BLANKET AERIAL WARRANT FOR NEGLECTED POOLS FOR THIRD YEAR

March 26, 2010
EVALUATION OF EFFICACY AND HUMAN HEALTH RISK OF AERIAL ULTRA-LOW VOLUME APPLICATIONS OF PYRETHRINS AND PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE FOR ADULT MOSQUITO MANAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

WNV Positive Crow

March 19, 2010
GLACVCD Confirms First WNv+ Dead Birds of the Season

2009

November 12, 2009
Budget Outlook Grim Thru 2012

November 6, 2009
Important to vote on Tuesday

October 26, 2009
Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District Receives Sonoma County Employer Best Practices Award

UC Davis Researchers Walter Leal and Zain Syed Identify Dominant Chemical That Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans

October 13, 2009
Senate Committee on Local Government

October 8, 2009
First Human West Nile Virus Infection in Palmdale

First West Nile Virus Human Case in the West Valley in 2009

September 24, 2009
Beware of West Nile Virus Infected Mosquitoes

September 17, 2009
More Isolation of West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes in the West Valley

September 4, 2009
West Nile Virus Detected in East Palmdale

September 3, 2009
Continuous Detection of West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes and Sentinel Chickens in the West Valley

September 1, 2009
West Nile Virus (WNV) Infects Mosquitoes in Crowley Lake area

August 28, 2009
West Nile Virus Cases still on the Rise

In Memoriam – Dave Martinez, District Manager of the Antelope Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

August 20, 2009
West Nile Virus Cases Still on the Rise

August 14, 2009
A Fourth AV Resident is Infected with West Nile Virus

August 4, 2009
5 Birds and 5 Mosquito Samples Show West Nile Virus Activity in the West Valley

July 27, 2009
3rd Bird, 4 Mosquito Samples Show West Nile Virus Circulating in Valley

July 17, 2009
Michael Parrella Named Chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology

July 13, 2009
Birds, Chickens and Mosquitoes – WNV Transmission is Increasing

July 9, 2009
First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in 2009 Reported in Santa Barbara County

West Nile Virus Season Official: Dead Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

July 8, 2009
West Nile Virus Hotline Staffing on Furlough Fridays

June 30, 2009
Elevated West Nile Virus Risk in Lancaster

June 25, 2009
AALRR Wins Groundbreaking Case on the Application of California’s Wage and Hour Laws to the Public Sector

June 23, 2009
Constitutional overhaul would omit Prop. 13 property tax changes

DPR Scientists Against Moving Pesticide Risk Assessment to OEHHA

June 18, 2009
A Second Bird Tests Positive for West Nile in the AV

June 16, 2009
State Budget Update

June 12, 2009
Local Agency Announces Winning Logo Designs and New Logo Adoption

June 11, 2009
University of California Mosquito Research Program Funding Letter

Santa Clara County Vector Control District Fills Vacant Manager Position

June 4, 2009
Letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger Regarding Proposition 1A

About Bad Pools and Birds

May 28, 2009
Vector Control Finance Department Wins Award

Effective Mosquito Control in California at Risk

May 14, 2009
Aerial Neglected Pools Survey Begins In West Valley

April 22, 2009
Four More Groups of Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

April 20, 2009
Coachella Valley MVCD Makes Official Comment on Grand Jury Report

April 16, 2009
State Legislature Declares April 20-26, 2009, West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness

April 9, 2009
Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California Joins Governor in Urging EPA to Request Case Rehearing

2008

August 6, 2008
Multi-Agency Press Conference Advisory UPDATE:

August 4, 2008
Multi-Agency Press Conference Advisory

June 26, 2008
Vector Control District reminds that sanitation equals fly control