Hello to all the members of the Alabama Vector Management Society. I have been a bit behind since our meeting in Orange Beach and will take credit for our newsletter being a bit late this quarter. The first thing I want to do is thank Steve McDaniel, Jeff and Rachael Beck, Mark Tow, Drew Lockhart, Jennifer Wroten, Jason Carlee, Kelly Stevens,
Dee Jones, Nathan Burkett-Cadena and several others who volunteered their time and efforts to make our meeting at the Fairfield Inn and Suites such a success. And we would not have been able to have such a productive meeting without our vendors who generously support our society and our efforts to provide a relevant educational opportunity for our members each year.
I am honored that you have given me the opportunity to serve as your president this year. I hope that … Read More »
Power outages, intense lightening and thunder couldn’t put a damper on the speakers or limit the exchange of useful vector biology information at the 22nd annual meeting of the Alabama Vector Management Society held March 8th and 9th Orange Beach, Alabama. Book-ended by bad storms, 110 members still managed to attend.
Topics covered by the speakers included raccoon rabies, cockroach identification and control, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, tick-borne diseases, pesticide labeling and safety, bed bugs, the ADEM General Pesticide Applicator Permit required for applying chemicals to or near water (see text box below right for link to permit information), invasive insects, prescribed fire’s effects on tick populations, and updates from the Alabama Dept. of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
The evening banquet was held at the Orange Beach Community Center. The catered … Read More »
Dr. Gary Mullen, Professor of Entomology Emeritus, became an honorary member of AVMS at the 22nd annual meeting in this month. We thank him for his support of our Society from its earliest days.