October 12, 2018
MVCAC Fall Quarterly Meeting
October 31- November 2, 2018
Hyatt Regency Palm Springs

Rates are $164 plus taxes
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2019 MVCAC Annual Conference
February 3-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

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Rate is $199

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Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register.

More information on the Annual Conference coming soon, stay tuned!
In This Issue
87th Annual Conference - 
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 87th Annual Conference on February 3-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. 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" has been extended to Tuesday, October 16, 2018  please note that this will be the only extension we will be granting. Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted. 

2019 MVCAC Conference Survey

MVCAC is searching for talent for our 2019 Conference!  Please fill in the survey to help us understand how we can showcase everyone's hidden talents!

Need Bottle Bioassay Testing?

If you have late-season mosquito (Aedes or Culex) samples to be tested for insecticide resistance, the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases is providing testing and training services at no charge, and all results will be returned to you. Dr. Anton Cornel is leading this activity, so if you are interested, please contact him right away at to arrange for shipment and timing of the testing.
November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement

The Department of Public Health is offering the Vector Control Certified Technician examination on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Non-returnable fees will be charged for each applicant's request to sit for the examination: $28 for one section only, $56 for two sections, $84 for three sections, and $112 for all four sections, pursuant to HSC Section 106925(f).  Applications must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2018 for acceptance.
Study material, in the form of PowerPoints and review webinars can be found at the following site:
Please refer to the attached documents for additional information.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you!
Michael K. Niemela, M.S.
Senior Public Health Biologist
California Department of Public Health
Vector-Borne Disease Section
2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18
Applications for the 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 3, 2018. 

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.
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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.
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.

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 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.

10/11/18: Officials ask public to help identify mosquito breeding areas - KYMA

10/10/18: First West Nile Death of 2018 Reported in LA County - SCV News

10/8/18: Longtime LA Public Defender, Father Dies From Apparent West Nile Virus - CBS Los Angeles

10/5/18: Southern California city fights mosquitoes bearing West Nile - The Sacramento Bee
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.