Association Updates

News Brief 6.29.22

Upcoming Events; Standardised bioassays reveal that mosquitoes learn to avoid compounds used in chemical vector control after a single sub-lethal exposure; DPR System Public Engagement Opportunity; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 6.22.22

Upcoming Events; PR Resources for MVCAC Members; A Review of Zoonotic Disease Threats to Pet Owners: A Compendium of Measures to Prevent Zoonotic Diseases Associated with Non-Traditional Pets: Rodents and Other Small Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Backyard Poultry, and Other Selected Animals; Duration of West Nile Virus Immunoglobulin M Antibodies up to 81 Months Following West Nile Virus Disease Onset; DPR System Public Engagement Opportunity; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 6.15.22

Upcoming Events; PR Resources for MVCAC Members; DPR System Public Engagement Opportunity; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 6.8.22

Upcoming Events; DPR System Public Engagement Opportunity; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Evaluation of the effectiveness of the California mosquito-borne virus surveillance & response plan, 2009-2018; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 6.1.22

Upcoming Events; The Future of MVCAC’s Meetings; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Prevalence of filarial parasites in field-caught mosquitoes in northwestern California; mRNA vaccination induces tick resistance and prevents transmission of the Lyme disease agent; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

It’s Nomination time!  Nominations are now open for MVCAC’s Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and the  Service with Distinction Award.  All nominations must be received in the MVCAC office by September 12th so they may be included on the ballot to all the member districts, or adequate ad hoc committees may be appointed (for Service with Distinction).
 
Award Criteria:
  • Honorary Membership- for any person who has rendered exceptional, distinguished service in the interest of mosquito or vector control in the state of California
  • Meritorious Service- for any member or nonmember who have made special and significant contributions to the field of mosquito control in the State of California or elsewhere
  • Service with Distinction- may be conferred on those who have made a significant contribution to fulfilling the mission of the Association. They must meet the following criteria: Made exceptional professional or voluntary service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of the Association; have earned national or international distinction for their services in the subject of mosquito and vector control; have made a significant contribution to any local community within the jurisdiction of their agency and focused on mosquito and vector control.
Honorary and Meritorious Service requires 5 letters from district managers in support of their nomination.
Service with Distinction nominations can come from any MVCAC member
 
For all award nominations, a list of the individuals qualifying accomplishments and achievements must also be received with the nomination letter.
 
Please submit nominations via email to mvcac@mvcac.org or fax at 916-444-7462 attn: Award Nominations.  Ballots for Honorary and Meritorious Service will be sent out after September 13th, with a due date before the Fall meeting in November.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact the MVCAC office if you have any questions!

News Brief 5.25.22

Upcoming Events; The Future of MVCAC’s Meetings; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues; Evaluation of the effectiveness of the California mosquito-borne virus surveillance & response plan, 2009-2018; Social Media Messaging for Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May 2022); Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 5.18.22

Upcoming Events; The Future of MVCAC’s Meetings; Social Media Messaging for Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May 2022); Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2022-23 Dues

It’s that time of year again! Please fill out and email or fax back this year’s MVCAC Fiscal Status Report Form for your district’s MVCAC dues to be calculated.

Dues for Corporate Members are due on July 1st of each year for the fiscal year ending June 30th of the following year. Unpaid dues will be considered late on September 1st. After September 1st, a late notice will be sent which will include a $50 late payment fee. Corporate members that do not pay their dues and late fee by October 31st will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting MVCAC!

Social Media Messaging for Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May 2022)

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CDPH has developed Lyme disease awareness and prevention social media messages and graphics for local agencies to share. For more information about Lyme disease and additional digital resources, please visit the CDPH Lyme disease webpage. For any questions related to outreach materials, please email VBDS@cdph.ca.gov.

News Brief 5.11.22

Upcoming Events; The Future of MVCAC’s Meetings; AMCA Welcomes New Technical Advisor Daniel Markowski, Ph.D.;West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus High Probability Habitat Identification for the Selection of Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Sites in Florida; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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AMCA Welcomes New Technical Advisor Daniel Markowski, Ph.D.

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
May 9, 2022

On April 1, 2022, Daniel (Dan) Markowski, Ph.D. joined the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) team as the Technical Advisor and predecessor of Dave Brown.

AMCA President Dennis Wallette noted, “I am very excited that Dan Markowski will be joining our team as the new Technical Advisor. I have known Dan for many years and have long been impressed with his broad depth of knowledge as well as his approachability. I think he will be an excellent fit for our association. I also want to thank our outgoing TA, Dave Brown. He always represented the AMCA with the utmost degree of professionalism and worked tirelessly on our behalf. I appreciate everything that Dave has done for us and know that he will be missed.”

Dr. Markowski has over thirty years of experience and has participated in all aspects of mosquito management programs. His body of work ranges from serving as a Technician to Entomologist/Educator to Deputy Director, and most recently as Vice President of Operations at Vector Disease Control International.

Read more at:  https://www.mosquito.org/news/601417/AMCA-Welcomes-New-Technical-Advisor-Daniel-Markowski-Ph.D..htm

Thanks to Dave Brown for his continued service to AMCA and our profession after his retirement from the Sac-Yolo MVCD. 

News Brief 5.4.2022

Upcoming Events; Emerging Mosquito Resistance to Piperonyl Butoxide-Synergized Pyrethroid Insecticide and Its Mechanism; Mosquito Control Virtual Conference: A Mosquitoes Business Training Webinar; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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Emerging Mosquito Resistance to Piperonyl Butoxide-Synergized Pyrethroid Insecticide and Its Mechanism

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
May 2, 2022

Guofa Zhou,1,4, Yiji Li,1,3 Brook Jeang,1 Xiaoming Wang,1, Robert F. Cummings,2
Daibin Zhong,1 and Guiyun Yan1
1Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA, 2Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, Garden Grove, CA, USA, 3Current address: Department of Pathogen Biology, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China, and
4Corresponding author, e-mail: zhoug@uci.edu

Paraphrased from the Abstract:

Mosquito mortalities and metabolic enzyme expressions were examined in mosquitoes with/without pre-exposure to different PBO concentrations and exposure durations. Except for malathion, wild strain Cx quinquefasciatus mosquitoes were resistant to all insecticides tested, including PBO-synergized pyrethroids (mortality range 3.7 ± 4.7% to 66.7 ± 7.7%). Wild strain mosquitoes had elevated levels of carboxylesterase (COE, 3.8-fold) and monooxygenase (P450, 2.1-fold) but not glutathione S-transferase (GST) compared to susceptible mosquitoes. When wild strain mosquitoes were pre-exposed to 4% PBO, the 50% lethal concentration of deltamethrin was reduced from 0.22% to 0.10%, compared to 0.02% for a susceptible strain. The knockdown resistance gene mutation (L1014F) rate was 62% in wild strain mosquitoes.  The addition of PBO alone may not be enough to control highly pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes due to multiple resistance mechanisms. Mosquito resistance to PBO-synergized insecticide should be closely monitored through a routine resistance management program for effective control of mosquitoes and the  pathogens they transmit.

Journal of Medical Entomology, 59(2), 2022, 638–647

https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab231

Highly pyrethroid resistant populations may be evolving multiple resistance pathways that allow them to be resistant not only to the insecticide but also to the synergist.

Mosquito Control Virtual Conference: A Mosquitoes Business Training Webinar

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
May 2, 2022

Scheduled for May 17, the virtual event will include presentations from Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, vice president of technical services of Rose Pest Solutions; Jennifer Gordon, PH.D., founder and principal consultant of Bug Lessons; and Chelle Hartzer, B.C.E., entomologist and owner of 360 Pest and Food Safety Consulting.  From recurring service to one-time jobs for special occasions, mosquito control is an offering many customers are seeking to enhance their time spent outdoors.  Business-savvy PMPs have seen a significant upturn in business thanks to more aggressive marketing and ongoing media coverage of the threats posed by mosquito-borne illnesses.  This combination has resulted in a growing number of PMPs [Pest Management Professionals] offering mosquito control services during the past few years. If you’re considering entering this potentially lucrative field, or would simply like to learn more about the most effective mosquito treatment protocols, you’ll want to attend the PCT Virtual Mosquito Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, May 17.  During the Mosquito Control Virtual Conference, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from some of the leading educators in the field, as well as from PMPs who are shaping the future of mosquito control.  Learn more online at http://mosquito.pctonline.com

Posted as eNews by the Entomological Society of America  [< esa@entsoc.org>].

As day time biting Aedes invade new areas and over extend the resources and response capabilities of local Public Health and Mosquito Control agencies, a niche for PMPs to provide control has been created.  This Virtual Conference may provide the MVCAC the opportunity to see what kinds of services are being offered.

News Brief 4.27.22

Upcoming Events; Jennifer Henke Elected as Next Vice President-Elect of Entomological Society of America; CDPH Announcements; Journal of Medical Entomology Seeking a Co-Editor-in-Chief; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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Mosquito Control Virtual Conference: a Mosquitoes Business Training webinar

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
April 27, 2022

Scheduled for May 17, the virtual event will include presentations from Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, vice president of technical services of Rose Pest Solutions; Jennifer Gordon, PH.D., founder and principal consultant of Bug Lessons; and Chelle Hartzer, B.C.E., entomologist and owner of 360 Pest and Food Safety Consulting. From recurring service to one-time jobs for special occasions, mosquito control is an offering many customers are seeking to enhance their time spent outdoors. Business-savvy PMPs have seen a significant upturn in business thanks to more aggressive marketing and ongoing media coverage of the threats posed by mosquito-borne illnesses. This combination has resulted in a growing number of PMPs [Pest Management Professionals] offering mosquito control services during the past few years. If you’re considering entering this potentially lucrative field, or would simply like to learn more about the most effective mosquito treatment protocols, you’ll want to attend the PCT Virtual Mosquito Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, May 17. During the Mosquito Control Virtual Conference, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from some of the leading educators in the field, as well as from PMPs who are shaping the future of mosquito control. Learn more online at http://mosquito.pctonline.com.

Posted as eNews by the Entomological Society of America esa@entsoc.org

As day time biting Aedes invade new areas and over extend the resources and response capabilities of local Public Health and Mosquito Control agencies, a niche for PMPs to provide control has been created. This Virtual Conference may provide the MVCAC the opportunity to see what kinds of services are being offered.

Jennifer Henke Elected as Next Vice President-Elect of Entomological Society of America

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
April 25, 2022

Jennifer A. Henke, laboratory manager at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District in Indio, California, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization’s next Vice President-Elect.

She will begin her term as VP-Elect at the conclusion of Entomology 2021, ESA’s Annual Meeting, taking place in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, in Denver, Colorado. She will then serve as ESA Vice President beginning in November 2022, President beginning in November 2023, and Past President beginning in November 2024.

https://entsoc.org/jennifer-henke-elected-next-vice-president-elect-entomological-society-america

Congratulations Jennifer!

News Brief 4.20.22

Upcoming Events; Mosquito Awareness Week Outreach Materials Available; CDPH Announcements; Journal of Medical Entomology Seeking a Co-Editor-in-Chief; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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Journal of Medical Entomology Seeking a Co-Editor-in-Chief

Posted by Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee
April 19, 2022

ESA is seeking interested candidates to serve as the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Entomology. This journal publishes on all aspects of medical and veterinary entomology and includes full research articles, reviews, interpretive (forum) articles, short communications, and letters to the editor. The term for this position would begin in late summer 2022 and scientists at all career stages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the position and apply by April 30

With the retirement of WK Reisen as Editor-in-Chief, JME is looking to have two co-editors.  David Taylor, a veterinary entomologist, has accepted one of two positions and is looking for a Medical or Public Health entomologist to work with him on human health related vectors. 

News Brief 4.13.22

Upcoming Events; Oxitec Update – Request for Letter to DPR; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; VBDN Meets With Congressional Staff to Discuss PREVENT Pandemics Act; Impact of COVID-19 on the Vector-Borne Disease Research and Applied Public Health Workforce in the United States; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 4.6.2022

Upcoming Events; Oxitec Update; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Passing of Kimberly Nelson; Effects of ivermectin treatment of backyard chickens on mosquito dynamics and West Nile virus transmission; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 3.30.22

Upcoming Events; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Passing of Kimberly Nelson; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 3.23.22

Upcoming Events; Tick Webinar: New Findings in Tick Biology, Ecology and Control; Journal of Medical Entomology Open Access Special Collection: Genetic control of mosquitoes; Special Collection: Genetic Control of Mosquitoes; Newly advertised spatial repellent system for Aedes in the news; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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Special Collection: Genetic Control of Mosquitoes

The Journal of Medical Entomology is pleased to publish a special collection of Forum articles that review active research on how manipulation of the mosquito genome or microbial biome may be utilized to address current issues with controlling mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.

All the papers in the collection are made freely available to read and download. [https://academic.oup.com/jme/pages/genetic-control-of-mosquitoes].

This collection of five Forum papers discuss the history of release programs and new developments including the use of Wolbachia in California.   Relevant to the discussion of the OxiTech program is the paper by Mark Benedict “Sterile Insect Technique: Lessons from the Past” [https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab024]  This article highlights studies that were notable for the insights that were gained, the intrinsic difficulties that mosquitoes present, and synthesizes these into recommendations for successful applications of the sterile insect technique and newer technologies to mosquitoes.

Newly advertised spatial repellent system for Aedes in the news

Thermacell recently has introduced  “The Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System [cost $699 for 100 hrs protection] that creates an installed, large area of mosquito protection customized for your outdoor space. This smart system is all you need to enjoy season-long mosquito protection year after year. No batteries, no sprays on your skin. LIV lands in March 2022.”  This system apparently can interface with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant to turn on/off using voice commands.  The repellent is not new and is 5.5% metoflutrhrin [C18H20F4O3 ] which is a type I pyrethroid ester approved as a special repellent.   Buhagiar et al. (2017) previously evaluated this compound indoors against Ae. aegypti and found 100% repellency and mortality (https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-017-2219-0).

Journal of Medical Entomology Open Access Special Collection: Genetic control of mosquitoes

As the MVCAC embarks upon the increasing use of genetic methods for the control of invasive Aedes, it would seem useful to examine the 50 year history of mosquito releases for genetic control using mostly sterile insect techniques [Benedict, MQ. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab024]  as well as novel methods being developed for replacement and suppression of Anopheles and Aedes [Alderman, ZN and BB Kojin. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab090; Dobson, SL 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab025; Reid, WR, KE Olson, AWE Franz. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab030].   These Forum papers critically review the literature thereby providing a useful background for Oxitech’s planned update presentation at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (PacVec) to be held April 5-6, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade.   

News Brief 3.16.22

Upcoming Events; Update on Oxitec Project; Workshop: Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis for Vector Control; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 3.9.22

Upcoming Events; Update on Oxitec Project; Workshop: Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis for Vector Control; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 3.2.22

Upcoming Events; At AMCA and Need CEUs? Check In on the App!; Workshop: Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis for Vector Control; Vector and Vector Borne Disease Committee Updates; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 2.23.22

MVCAC Spring Meeting Save the Date: Tuesday April 26th and Wednesday April 27th; Due February 28: International Branch Symposium Poster Submissions; Workshop: Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis for Vector Control; Utility Vaults Resources; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2022; AMCA Memorial List for the 88th Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 2.16.22

Thank you for joining us at the 90th Annual Conference!; Workshop: Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis for Vector Control; Update on Oxitec’s Proposed California Project; Register: PacVec Annual Meeting 2022 on April 5-6 in Sacramento!; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2022; AMCA Memorial List for the 88th Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
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News Brief 2.9.22

Update on Oxitec’s Proposed California Project; Register: PacVec Annual Meeting 2022 on April 5-6 in Sacramento!; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2022; AMCA Memorial List for the 88th Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner

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News Brief 2.2.22

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2022; AMCA Memorial List for the 88th Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner

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News Brief 1.26.22

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2022; TDR-Global Vector Hub Symposium Monday, January 31, 2022; Passing of Susan Maggy; AMCA Memorial List for the 88th Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; VVBD Committee Monthly Meetings; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner

 
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News Brief 1.19.2022

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; 2022 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; Visual Gateway (Tableau) Workshop – January 20th, 2022 @ 3-5 PM; VVBD Committee Monthly Meetings; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 1.12.2022

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; Visual Gateway (Tableau) Workshop – January 20th, 2022 @ 3-5 PM; VVBD Committee Monthly Meetings; MVCAC South San Joaquin Regional Meeting; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 1.5.2022

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Monthly All-Hands Call; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 12.22.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Monthly All-Hands Call; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: SGV Journey of the Germ; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 12.15.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Monthly All-Hands Call; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 12.08.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; COVID Protocol For Conference Has Been Established; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; SAVE THE DATE: December 9, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM; Flea-borne Typhus Discussion with Dr. Gregory Anstead; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 12.1.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; SAVE THE DATE: December 9, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM; Flea-borne Typhus Discussion with Dr. Gregory Anstead; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 11.24.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; Oxitec Updates Available; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 11.17.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; Oxitec Updates Available; Join a MVCAC Committee!; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 11.10.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; Check Presented from Asm. Quirk for CalSURV; Announcing the passing of James R. Caton; Join a MVCAC Committee!; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; Virtual Farewell Party for Truc Dever; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 11.3.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; 2022 Committee Chairs; AB 1788(Bloom) Implementation and Vector Control Districts Clarification; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; Virtual Farewell Party for Truc Dever; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 10.27.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; Virtual Farewell Party for Truc Dever; October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month; 89th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings and Papers Available Now; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 10.20.2021

Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Drone Use and Interest Survey; Virtual Farewell Party for Truc Dever; Publication of Aedes notoscriptus Article in JME; October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month; 89th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings and Papers Available Now; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 10.13.21

Tick Survey for MVCAC Members; 89th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings and Papers Available Now; Publication of Aedes notoscriptus Article in JME; October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month; Send dead protected birds to CDFW for study at no cost to you; Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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News Brief 10.6.21

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month; Tick Survey for MVCAC Members; Send dead protected birds to CDFW for study at no cost to you; Upcoming MVCAC Meetings; MVCAC 2022 Annual Meeting; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: New Name for Delta Vector Control District; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?; MVCAC Jobs Board; MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
 
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