LOCAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICE OUTREACH WEEK: NOV. 12-16th
In order to facilitate a close relationship between member districts and their legislators, all districts are encouraged to arrange visits to their local legislator's home offices during the designated week. Many member districts are only able to connect with legislators during our annual advocacy event, and a local office visit may afford districts more time to better familiarize legislators and staff with vector control issues. There are currently no particular advocacy points for these meetings, but this may be a good opportunity to give a more comprehensive overview of mosquito and vector control operations, particularly touching on the safe and effective use of public health insecticides.
In order to help track these visits a spreadsheet has been placed on the members-section of the MVCAC website (
Advocacy and Legislation---Legislator Meeting Records). Please record your scheduled visits and any follow-up information in this section to assist in our ongoing outreach and advocacy efforts.
Conlin Reis, Legislative Committee Chair
CDPH Culex kdr resistance testing program for 2019 - district interest?
To: Local Vector Control Agencies
As you may recall, in 2014 CDPH-VBDS initiated a program to test
Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes for
kdr-mediated pyrethroid resistance. The purpose of the program was to provide resistance profiles of local mosquito populations to help vector control agencies make informed decisions with regard to adulticide selection when needed. In December 2016, the
Culex kdrprogram was discontinued due to the decreasing number of submitted samples.
VBDS was recently approached by local vector control agencies inquiring about the potential for reinstating the
Culex kdr testing program. Testing would be fee-based at $10 per mosquito.
Please contact me if your agency would be interested in participating in such a program. My contact information is below. Thank you!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for shipment and timing of the testing.
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, pleasefollow that application and guidelines.
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
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.
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.
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.