August 2, 2019
MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2019-20 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!
In This Issue
Proposed Workshop: Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance with QGIS

Content: Primarily focuses on visualization and analysis of mosquito and arbovirus surveillance data using free, open-source software. This course uses QGIS, which is free and can be installed on any modern computer. The course does not cover ESRI products such as ArcGIS.
Target audience: Any vector control or public health agency staff who may be interested, and I guess this will be particularly relevant to vector biologists or lab supervisors responsible for analysis and reporting of surveillance data to guide control programs.
Location: The workshop will be held at UC Davis unless a nearby vector control district prefers to host. In either case, that will keep the costs low, just to pay Kurt's time and lunches for participants.
Cost: Aiming for $75-100/day, depending on number of participants. Kurt said he normally prefers to keep these workshops to 20 participants max. If numbers go higher, we will try to accommodate as many as we can by adding some roaming teaching assistants (i.e., myself and grad students).
Length: 1-2 days, either Oct 6-7 (Sun-Mon) or Oct 7 (Mon). Will depend on participants' interest in starting on a Sunday, and if that is preferred, could be a whole or half day on Sun. See the draft agenda for candidate material, which was for a 2-day workshop, so we would need to trim some if shorter.
Data:  The data to be used are described in the attached file. On the MVCAC summer call, we discussed the possibility of having each attendee use their own district's data from the Gateway. After talking with Kurt, we think the reproducibility of everyone working with the same data sets will be much more valuable for learning purposes, and much of the data is derived from Gateway sources so would be easy to apply later to other data.
Bring Your Own Device: Participants would need to bring their own laptops for use in the workshop. Details will be provided for installation of all relevant software.

Interested individuals can contact Chris Barker directly at
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 88th Annual Conference January 26-28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

This presentation 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.

Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission of "Request to Present a Paper or Poster" is Monday, October 7, 2019. Requests made following this date may not be honored and may not appear in the conference program. 
2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19

Applications for the 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 2, 2019. 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.
Please  click here for more information.

The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District is proud to highlight the recent success of our  Open House & Centennial Celebration . This event provided a unique opportunity for the public to tour the District facilities, see our programs first-hand, and find out how our programs have continued to protect public health in our community since 1919.

Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

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MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.
MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.

Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to

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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
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Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.