Author: Sarah Austin

News Briefs 06.09.17

Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; Memorial for Robert “Bob” Schoeppner; First 2017 Detection of West Nile Virus in Merced County.; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click…

News Briefs 06.02.17

Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; May 2017 Meeting Minutes Available Now; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 5.26.17

Memorial Day Holiday; May 2017 Meeting Minutes Available Now; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; Aedes Roundtable Post it Summary; Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other…

News Briefs 05.19.17

District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; Aedes Roundtable Post it Summary; Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; CalSurv Gateway webinar: May 22 from 10am-12pm; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here…

News Briefs 05.12.17

Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Fall Meeting; Special Districts Legislative Days; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 05.05.17

2017 MVCAC Annual Conference Survey; Special Districts Legislative Days; CAHAN Health Notification – First West Nile Virus Illness of 2017; Introducing the NEW CDPH Website; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; NPDES Updates; Register Now for Expert-Lead UAS Training; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs…

News Briefs 04.28.17

MVCAC Spring Meeting; 2017 MVCAC Annual Conference Survey; Special Districts Legislative Days; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; Local Participation Needed; NPDES Updates; Register Now for Expert-Lead UAS Training; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 04.21.17

MVCAC Spring Meeting; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; Local Participation Needed; Allan Inman Receives AMCA Medal of Honor; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 04.14.17

Mosquito Awareness Week; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

California’s wet winter could lead to an early mosquito season and increased virus transmission

Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses SACRAMENTO, APRIL 13, 2017 – As California’s extremely wet winter comes to a close, mosquito experts throughout the state are ramping up for what will most likely be an early and active mosquito season. While the heavy rains were good for the state’s historic drought,…

News Briefs 04.07.17

Mosquito Awareness Week Resolution; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 03.31.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view  

News Briefs 03.24.17

2017 Annual Conference; AB 718 – Grassroots efforts; MVCAC District Map Review; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; MVCAC Participates in California AG Day at the State Capitol; New General Manager of the Merced County MAD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

MVCAC Participates in California AG Day at the State Capitol

This week MVCAC participated in its first CA AG Day which took place in Sacramento at the State Capitol. As part of MVCAC’s education efforts we were able to participate in one the most respected, well-attended events of the year, joined by policymakers, the general public, children and media.

News Briefs 03.17.17

New MVCAC Staff Member; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC District Map Review; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; In valley, Indio at center for fight against Zika; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

In valley, Indio at center for fight against Zika

Barrett Newkirk, The Desert Sun – Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Saturdays at dawn, a single-seat helicopter swoops over an Indio neighborhood, low enough that people hear the engine whir before they see the chopper flying just above the trees. Trailing behind it are four streams of brown mist. At first, the spraying worried Veronica Cruz, who said…

News Briefs 03.10.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; California residents urged to dump out standing water as mosquito season heats up; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

California residents urged to dump out standing water as mosquito season heats up

Kristin Hanes, SFGATE – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 The heavy rains may be wiping out California’s drought, but they’re breeding a different sort of problem. One that’s tiny, irritating, and makes a high pitch buzzing sound in your ear. “Persistent rains require persistent mosquito control,” said Jamesina Scott, district manager and research director for Lake…

News Briefs 03.03.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 02.24.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; EPA’s Risk Assessment Models – Survey; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 02.17.17

President’s Day; 2017 Annual Conference; EPA’s Risk Assessment Models – Survey; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 02.10.17

2017 Annual Conference; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Survey: Overcoming Financial & Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; Job Opening: District Manager; NPDES Notification for 2017; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

News Briefs 02.03.17

February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 – 2018 MVCAC Meeting Dates Posted!; Survey: Overcoming Financial & Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; Job Opening: District Manager; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Notification for 2017; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

News Briefs 01.27.17

February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; Young Professionals Event at AMCA Annual Meeting; Job Opening: District Manager; Job Opening: General Manager; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

News Briefs 01.20.17

84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings & Papers Available Now!; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; Young Professionals Event at AMCA Annual Meeting; Job Opening; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 01.13.17

84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings & Papers Available Now!; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Job Opening; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

In the Fight Against Zika, Insecticides Hit a ‘Dead End’

By JACOB BUNGE and BETSY MCKAY Wall Street Journal – Jan. 5, 2017 Health workers have a thinning arsenal of insecticides capable of killing mosquitoes that carry Zika and similar viruses as the Southern Hemisphere’s summer begins and as outbreaks persist in other areas. One reason: Eliminating disease-carrying mosquitoes is a niche business with costly barriers…

News Briefs 01.06.17

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Job Opening; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 12.30.16

MVCAC Offices Closed 12/23 and 12/26; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 12.22.16

MVCAC Offices Closed 12/23 and 12/26; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change; 2017 Annual Meeting; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 12.16.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; December Planning Meeting Minutes Available Now; Jack Cavier Retiring from Glenn County MVCD; Min-Lee Cheng Retiring from West Valley MVCD; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; CDPH media release: Zika and Travel; DART holiday schedule; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

CDPH media release: Zika and Travel

Today CDPH issued a media release “Holiday Travelers Reminded to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika”, there is also an accompanying travel advisory.

News Briefs 12.09.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 12.02.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

West Valley MVCD Press Release

DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2016 Mr. Glenn Duncan, the Board President of the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, is pleased to announce that the annexation of the City of Upland and sphere expansion to include San Antonio Heights and northern sphere of the City of Rancho Cucamonga into the district has been completed as…

News Briefs 11.23.16

December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 11.18.16

MVCAC Fall Board Meeting Post Packet/Minutes Available Now; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; New Email Addresses for Merced County MAD; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 11.10.16

Mosquito Control and Vector-Borne Disease in California; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 11.04.16

2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

News Briefs 10.28.16

DPR Brown Bag Lunch; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference-Call for Papers & Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks Click here to view

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

National Mosquito Control and Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2016 – By now we are all very aware of the Zika virus that has continued to make headlines in the United States over the past several months. With much of the attention on Zika, it is important not to forget…

Enlisting Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

A NY Times video-report on Consolidated Mosquito Abatement’s collaborative Aedes aegypti/Wolbachia male release project. Click here to view on the NY Times website

California Zika Response Activities and Resources document (CDPH)

To: Local Vector Control Agencies Attached (click here) please find “California Zika Response Activities and Resources”. This document is a ready reference and aid for local public health, vector control agencies, and health care providers in California, and serves as a supplement to “Guidance for Surveillance of and Response to Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes and Dengue,…

Media Advisory: “Fight the Bite” at California’s State Capitol

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California to hold “Fight the Bite” public education event urging prevention and protection methods against mosquitos and vectors as summer months approach Click here for more information

Press Release: West Nile Virus Remains a Serious Threat in California as Summer Months Approach

West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses.  SACRAMENTO, APRIL 18, 2016 – Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand.  With summer rapidly approaching, Californians need to be aware of the serious risk West Nile virus (WNV) presents to their health. To raise awareness and…

Press Release: SB 1246 Puts Californians at Increased Public Health Risk

SACRAMENTO, March 10, 2016 – A new bill introduced in the California state senate poses a significant threat to the health of residents and visitors. SB 1246 (Nguyen) would require local mosquito control agencies to provide notice to governmental agencies, school districts, chambers of commerce, and elected officials at least seven days before administering pesticides…