NEWS BRIEFS
June 8, 2018
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference - Hotel Booking Link Now Available!
February 2-5, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

Book your hotel room(s) -  click here
Rate is $199

More information coming soon, stay tuned!
NEW!  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.

Click here to access the Google Drive.
In This Issue
Newcastle Disease found in backyard flock in San Bernardino County

There has been a discovery of Newcastle Disease in San Bernardino County. 
 
 
 
CDFA is asking vector control agencies in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties to institute additional biosecurity measures, including a 72 hour downtime between poultry farm visits and the wearing of protective booties. Additionally, they would like vector control agencies to notify the farmers before visiting so any additional biosecurity measures (e.g. disinfectant for shoes).
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for helping make us more aware of threat from mosquitoes

From The Modesto Bee
June 7, 2018

I appreciated reading Richard Pan and Bill Quirk article "Handling risks of mosquito-borne diseases" (Page 8A, May 25) and agree it's important to remember how to stay safe and avoid misquotes while enjoying the summer - which means for many families swimming, going to lakes and being outdoors. So, our chances for encountering misquotes is high. Also, it was interesting they mentioned the number of deaths in California from West Nile in the last 15 years and how it's continuing to grow. It's very important for people in California to understand how serious this, is and to take precautions.

MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2018-19 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
Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC)
One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-440-0826
Fax: 916-444-7462
Survey for Bee Services

Northwest MVCD is taking a poll of how many agencies have a bee program.  

If your agency has a bee program: Does this bee program assist residents with bees on their property, serve public spaces only or serve both residential and public spaces? 

Please send your response to the survey questions above (and any questions or concerns) to Bill VanDyke at bvandyke@northwestmvcd.org  or call 951-340-9792 to discuss further.
NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB
 
The 2017 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 here (or by clicking below). If you have any questions or issues you can contact the MVCAC office.






El Dorado County Environmental Management would like to recognize Stefan "Toogee" Sielsch for receiving the American Mosquito Control (AMCA) Boyd-Ariaz Grassroots Award for 2018.  This award is given to recognize excellent performance and dedication by mosquito control field staff.

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
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.

6/4/18: Potential cure for Zika virus in fetuses - Upmatters.com
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.

6/6/18: The bloodsuckers are back: Local officials warn of mosquito, tick activity - Los Altos Town Crier

6/4/18: Utah prepares for late arriving mosquito season - KUTV

6/4/18: Mosquito Season is here on the Central Coast - KEYT

6/4/18: Protect horses from West Nile virus now - Chico Enterprise-Record

6/4/18: Mosquitoes could be more of a problem than usual this summer - WSBT

6/2/18: UGA entomologist: End of rain will bring mosquitoes - Online Athens

6/1/18: INVASIVE 'AUSSIE MOZZIE' FOUND IN LA MESA - East County Magazine
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 mvcac@mvcac.org.
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.