Mosquito & Vector News

CDPR has approved WB1 Males for use in California

Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s registration of Mosquito Mate’s Aedes aegypti WB1 male mosquitoes, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation approved the use of WB1 males in California. For information about plans to…

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Nymphal Ixodes pacificus are most active in the spring and early summer in California. These tiny ticks pose a greater risk of transmitting Lyme disease.\ Messaging and resources to share in…

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MVCAC- California Air Resources Board Fact Sheet

Beginning in 2024, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is implementing new equipment and vehicle regulations to limit the purchase of gasoline powered equipment and promote the use of electric…

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Association Updates

SB 1251 (Stern) Passed the Senate

SB 1251 (Stern), sponsored by MVCAC, passed the Senate almost unanimously and now goes on to the Assembly. SB 1251 would allow mosquito control districts to request a plan be…

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Call for Nominations: Treasurer Position at MVCAC!

Dear MVCAC Members, The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) is excited to announce an open call for nominations for the position of Treasurer. This is a pivotal…

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Successful introgression of wMel Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti populations in Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati.

Simmons CP, Donald W, Tagavi L, Tarivonda L, Quai T, Tavoa R, et al. (2024)Successful introgression of wMel Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti populations in Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. PLoS Negl…

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