NEWS BRIEFS
December 15, 2017
Need Feedback from District Managers that worked with CDFW Managed Areas

As part of MVCAC's ongoing collaboration with CDFW on efforts to develop BMP's for wildlife management areas we would appreciate feedback from district managers.

We are looking for feedback on how communication worked at the individual District and Wildlife Management Area in 2017. Please provide your feedback on the following questions:
  1. What worked well between you and CDFW managed areas this year?
  2. What issues, if any, did you have in communicating with CDFW managed areas?
  3. What improvements could be made to make your work easier in 2018?
Please respond by December 15, send your answers to   Jennifer A. Henke, M.S.,  Laboratory Manager,  Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District -  JHenke@cvmvcd.org
In This Issue
IT Survey and GIS Survey

Information Technology and Geographical Information Systems Surveys
The IT Committee has developed surveys to help identify and share resources and solutions across districts and to get a picture of technology usage and projects. Please submit one of each survey per District by the end of 2017.
 
86 th  Annual MVCAC Conference - January 28-30, 2018


Registration is OPEN!
Click here to register online now
Click here to download the registration form
Deadline to register is January 4th!

Full Schedule
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Volunteer
Volunteers are needed for the conference -  Click here to sign up!

Join us at the wonderful Monterey Marriott hotel!
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
Room rate: $189 plus taxes
Hotel cut off date: December 29, 2017 or until the block is full
Room Deposit: You will be charged a first night's deposit for your hotel room, per the MVCAC policy
Click here to book your rooms

Highlights for this year's conference

Annual Munzy Golf Tournament
Sunday, January 28 11 AM
Pacific Grove Golf Links
77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove CA 93950

The annual Munzy Golf Tournament will be featured at this year's conference! To register, please click  here and return to the MVCAC Office no later than January 4, 2018.

MVCAC IT committee and Lab Technologies Workshop
Visual Gateway Training
Sunday January 28 th
12:00-4:00 PM
Monterey Marriott

2nd Annual Outrunning Mosquitoes 5K
Sunday, January 28 2:00 PM

What better way to start off your conference experience than a fun run/walk through the streets of Monterey? This year's course takes you right along the bay, through cannery row and back to the Marriott hotel. Not a runner? No problem! Walkers will enjoy this flat and easy course as well. Coveted mosquito trophies will once again be highly sought after!

Your registration fee includes some race swag, a free drink ticket for the opening reception and of course bragging rights!

2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!

Please  click here  to download the 2018 Chicken Order Form.  

Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and by Demler Egg Ranch for Southern California.  

The form due dates and chicken pick-up dates are as follows:
Southern Region: (Demler)
Pick-up date:  February 15, 2018 (8 a.m.) in San Jacinto 
Order form due date: February 5, 2018
1455 N Warren Rd
San Jacinto, CA 92582

Northern Region: (Haley's)
Pick-up date:  April 5, 2018 (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.) in Modesto
Order form due date: March 19, 2018
1030 Ladd Road
Modesto, CA 95355
In case of issue their phone is: (209) 649-4579

Please fax, email, or mail order forms to:
MVCAC
1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: 916-440-0826  F: 916-444-7462
Proceedings & Papers of the Eighty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California 

Thank you to all of our contributors and editors for making this 85th edition happen! Please  click here  to view the 2017 Proceedings & Papers.






When Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were detected for the first time in the Coachella Valley in May 2016, the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District developed a response based on lessons learned by other vector control districts already fighting the invasive species. One refrain heard time and again was "you can't get rid of this mosquito without the help of the community." With a backyard breeder like Ae. aegypti, education efforts need to focus on changing people's behavior as it pertains to yard maintenance. Any progress reducing the invasive species through surveillance and control efforts are temporary if mosquito breeding sources are not eliminated from people's yards.

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 mvcac@mvcac.org
District Trustee Information Form

This year's Yearbook Questionnaire did not ask for emails for the Trustees of your district.  The Trustee Council is interested in this information in hopes to get more Trustees involved with the council. Please fill in the  following form  and return to  rhickerson@amgroup.us  or via fax at 916-444-7462.
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.

12/14/17: Dengue and Yellow fever outbreak ALERT issued as deadly mosquito found on Canary Islands - Express

12/12/17: Drug blocks Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses in cell cultures - Stanford Medicine News Center
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  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Job Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at  rhickerson@amgroup.us.
MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.