July 28, 2017
Call for Speakers

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 86th Annual Conference on January 28-31, 2018 at the Monterey Marriott in Montery, CA. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference. 

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2017. Click the button below to learn more and submit your paper or poster today.

Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

Does 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?  to fill out an application!
In This Issue
Request for Public Comment in Support of Conditional Registration of DeltaGard in California

Good Afternoon,
DeltaGard (268358 - (432 - 1534),  is currently in the process of receiving conditional registration for use in public health mosquito control, particularly in the control of invasive Aedes where susceptibility to the product has been demonstrated.  This has been a long process and while it looks favorable, letters of support for the registration from vector control districts may be beneficial.   Letters should be mailed and e-mailed (in pdf format) to the addresses below before the close of comments on July 29th.   There is currently no draft document but a simple letter stating district support and potential uses for the product should be sufficient.  
The registration announcement can be found at:
Mailing address:  
Pesticide Registration Branch
Department of Pesticide Regulation
P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, California 95812-4015
E-mail (.pdf format):
MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 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!

The MVCAC Staff
2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17

Applications for the 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017. 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.
Please  click here for more information.
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  or via fax at 916-444-7462.
Trustee Council needs nominees!

The Sacramento Valley, South San Joaquin and Southern Region's will need to select new Trustee Council board members. These members council terms would take affect at the 2018 Annual Conference.
If you have a Trustee interested in running, please submit their name and a brief letter detailing their local board involvement to  Rachel in the MVCAC office no later than July 20th so they can be considered in the election.
MVCAC Fall Meeting: October 31 - November 2
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Click here to download the Fall Meeting schedule 

Room rate $189/night
Make your reservations:
  1. Click here and make a reservation using the group/convention code: MQV
  2. Alternatively you can register online by clicking here
  3. Call (916) 326-5000 and ask for the Mosquito & Vector Control Association discount rate.
The group rate room reservation deadline is  October 10, 2017.

More information for this meeting will be posted on our website as it becomes available. 

NPDES Updates
Please note: The link to the MVCAC NPDES page has changed with the new website launch, all links have been updated below.
NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB  

The 2016 NPDES Coalition Report was filed with the State Water Resources Control Board on behalf of the participating districts. You can access a copy of the report in the "Members Only" section of the MVCAC website by  clicking here . If you have any questions or issues you can contact the MVCAC office.
Access your Countersigned NPDES Coalition Agreement for 2016  

If you would like to access and print a countersigned copy of your District's NPDES Coalition Agreement you can go to the MVCAC website Members only Section and find a copy. They are grouped alphabetically by District name. If you have any problems or questions please contact the MVCAC staff:
To assist MVCAC NPDES Coalition members in preparing the annual report to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), MVCAC is providing the Sacramento/Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control annual report to be used as a template. Districts need to submit four items to the State Water Board.  Your report does NOT need to be sent to your regional boards.  

The MVCAC NPDES Coalition 2016 annual report will be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) soon.

Each agency must submit the following:
  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Narrative Annual Report 
  3. Map of all treatments to WOTUS 
  4. Application Log of all applications to WOTUS 
Please submit your annual report to the SWRCB contacts below via email:
Please also bcc Rachel Hickerson: from AMG when you send your package to the SWRCB. 

The cover letter should still be addressed to Victoria Whitney. The Vector Control permit annual report is due March 1st. 

Also, make sure the entire following statement is included in your cover letter and signed by the appropriate person:

Per Attachment B, Section V.B.4 of the General Permit:
"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations." (40 C.F.R. § 122.22(d).)

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.

7/27/17: Keys Test New Way To Eradicate Mosquitoes By Infecting Them With Bacteria - WGCU

7/26/17: Mosquito samples in Inyo test positive West Nile Virus - Sierra Wave Media

7/25/17: Bay Area county offices swarmed with calls to treat wasp nests - San Francisco Gate

7/25/17: CDPH Urges Caution on How to Avoid Hantavirus following Diagnosis in Northern California Man - San Mateo County MVCD

7/24/17: Aggressive, stinging colonies of wasps out early this year in Sacramento County - Sacramento Bee

7/24/17: Yellowjackets Pose a Threat for Area Residents - Sacramento-Yolo MVCD

7/22/17: Medical Minute: Protecting Yourself Against West Nile Virus - News on 6
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

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Job Board  at
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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.