June 21, 2019

AMCA National Mosquito Control Awareness Week Starts This Sunday!

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In This Issue
Press Release: Residential Irrigation is a Big Contributor to Mosquito-Borne Disease Threats

Sacramento, June 20, 2019 - Rainwater isn't the only worry for mosquito control officials; wasteful water practices are creating mosquito breeding grounds in backyards across California. Overwatering - or inefficient watering - of lawns and using excessive water to wash cars and driveways can create standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Unattended standing water in pet bowls and flowerpots can also create more urban mosquitoes which means greater risk of disease transmission in residential areas.

In addition, abandoned swimming pools, ornamental ponds, septic tanks, and rain barrels, which are especially predominant in areas ravaged by wildfires,  can contribute to mosquito breeding. M osquitoes can breed in sources of water as small as a bottle cap, so it's critical that residents inspect their yards weekly and remove any standing water.

" Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also the height of mosquito season," said Jeremy Wittie, President of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). "Protecting public health is a shared responsibility and we must all commit to making mosquito prevention part of our regular routine. Responsible irrigation as well as dumping and draining all standing water in the yard are simple steps residents can take to eliminate mosquito habitats."
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!
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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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. 

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Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at
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.

6/20/19: Valley mosquitoes test positive for encephalitis - News Channel 3

6/17/19: First 2019 human case of west Nile virus found near Modesto, authorities say - Modesto Bee

6/17/19: Mosquitoes Threaten Greek Tourist Industry With West Nile Virus - Forbes

6/15/19: West Nile virus found near Fresno State campus - The Collegian

6/14/19: West Nile virus detected in Fresno mosquitos -
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Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.