Association Updates

News Brief 9.21.2022

MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; Upcoming Events; PR Committee: Housing-Related Toolkit Now Available; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 9.14.2022

MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; Upcoming Events; PR Committee: Housing-Related Toolkit Now Available; GLACVCD Wins EPIC Award for Community Events; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 9.7.2022

MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Trustee Representation Sought;PR Committee: Housing-Related Toolkit Now Available; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 8.31.2022

Happy Labor Day; MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Trustee Representation Sought;PR Committee: Housing-Related Toolkit Now Available; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 8.24.2022

MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Trustee Representation Sought; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL SUMMER INTERNS; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUMMER INTENSIVE; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 8.17.2022

MVCAC Fall Meeting; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; World Mosquito Day – August 20, 2022 Social Media Tools; Trustee Representation Sought; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL SUMMER INTERNS; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUMMER INTENSIVE; Quantitative reverse transcription PCR assay to detect a genetic marker of pyrethroid resistance in Culex mosquitoes; Epidemiologic and environmental characterization of the re-emergence of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in California, 2015–2020; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 8.10.22

MVCAC 91st Annual Conference; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; World Mosquito Day – August 20, 2022 Social Media Tools; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL SUMMER INTERNS; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUMMER INTENSIVE; PR Committee Education and Outreach Materials Google Drive; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; News Headlines; 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 8.3.22

MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL SUMMER INTERNS; Request for Proposal PHEFA LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUMMER INTENSIVE; PR Committee Education and Outreach Materials Google Drive; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Colorado Tick Fever Virus in the Far West: Forgotten, but Not Gone; News Headlines; 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 7.27.22

MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; PR Committee Education and Outreach Materials Google Drive; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Why are there no human West Nile virus outbreaks in South America?; Survival and Release of 5 American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Naturally Infected With West Nile Virus; 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 7.20.22

MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition; 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22; MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; PR Committee Education and Outreach Materials Google Drive; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; Submit your district for the next Spotlight On; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Experimental Rickettsia typhi Infection in Monodelphis domestica: Implications for Opossums as an Amplifying Host in the Suburban Cycle of Murine Typhus; 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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Call to Present a Poster and William E. Walton Poster Competition

Applications for the 2022 Poster Session and the inaugural William E. Walton Poster Competition will be accepted through Monday, October 3, 2022. The objective of the competition is to recognize exceptional poster presentations in the field of mosquito and vector control research and operations in honor of the late Dr. William (Bill) E. Walton who was passionate about and committed his career to entomology and vector ecology. This application is for all poster submission, interested applicants for the Walton Competition must opt-in to the competition on the application.  

Click here to view the poster presentation guidelines and to apply.

 

2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 10/3/22

Applications for the 2022 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, October 3, 2022. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference. The Reeves New Investigator Award application differs from the MVCAC Call for Papers, if you have an additional speaking topic for the Call for Papers, please follow that application and guidelines. 

 
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News Brief 7.13.22

MVCAC 91st Annual Conference Call for Papers and Presentations; Upcoming Events; PR Committee Education and Outreach Materials Google Drive; The role of cofeeding arthropods in the transmission of Rickettsia felis; A volatile from the skin microbiota of flavivirus-infected hosts promotes mosquito attractiveness; No Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Flies or Cockroaches in Households Where COVID-19 Positive Cases Resided; Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Spotlight On: Grandmother Mosquito: A new education tool for OCMVCD; 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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Call for Papers and Presentations

 The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 91st Annual Conference January 29-February 1, 2023 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. This year’s conference will focus on “Innovative Control Technologies for the Future”. With this in mind, we hope you will consider submitting a paper that will be considered for presentation at the conference.

Presentations should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please complete the attached “Request to Present a Paper” form. An extended abstract is REQUIRED for all presentations and posters. Abstracts may be made available to participants before or at the conference and will appear in the Proceedings and Papers of MVCAC. After the conference, presenters will be asked to replace their abstract with a paper for publication in the Proceedings. 

With limited time for presentations, final scheduled oral presentations will be at the discretion of the Program Committee. 

Presenters will be notified by October 28, 2022 if they are accepted as a speaker and be given the time allotted for their presentation. 

All presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for registration and arranging their own travel. 

Deadline for submission of the completed “Request to Present a Paper” form is Monday, October 3, 2022. Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.

 

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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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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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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