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Video produced by AMCA reveals emotional and real impacts of mosquito-borne diseases

Posted on February 8th, by alovell in 2014. No Comments

Th AMCA has produced a video to put a human face on the mosquito-borne virus statistics that we see every summer.  It is pretty powerful.

The video was produced in an effort to encourage public support of personal protective measures and community mosquito control.  For more information, visit the I’m One Program web site.


Want the burden of NPDES permitting uplifted? Act Now!

Posted on August 6th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

Sent From Henry B. Lewandowski

American Mosquito Control Association

South Atlantic Regional Director

We are presented with another opportunity to remove the burden of the Clean Water Act/NPDES regulations.

Please read the forwarded correspondence from Angela Beehler who serves as Chair of the AMCA Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

House and Senate conferees are meeting to iron out differences between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, Section 9013.  The House has already passed a version favorable to our mosquito control programs, relieving us of the Clean Water Act/NPDES regulatory burden.  It is imperative that the Senate pass a version with the specific language that made it through the House of Representatives.

I urge you, either individually or through your state associations, to write a letter to your Senators, using the following wording suggested by Angela and our AMCA Legislative … Read More »


The AMCA offers mosquito control and prevention tips during Mosquito Awareness Week

Posted on June 27th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J–When those buggers are buzzing around,
making grilling, pool time and wiffle ball impossible, think prevention! Enjoy the
outdoors this summer and stop the spread of mosquito-borne illness by following tips
offered by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) to prevent mosquito
infestation and control an existing problem.

“In 2012, we witnessed a strong resurgence in cases of West Nile Virus, which had
declined somewhat in recent years after peaking in 2003,” said AMCA Technical
Advisor Joe Conlon. “To ensure the safety of family, friends and pets, it’s extremely
important to make sure you’re taking the proper steps: first, reducing mosquito breeding
through water management and source reduction, and second, reducing adult mosquito
populations.”

Easy steps to take in any backyard include cleaning debris from rain gutters, filling drain
puddles and ditches, changing bird bath water once a week and checking for trapped
water in canvas or plastic tarps.

If a mosquito … Read More »


Here’s an easy way to submit cost data to AMCA!

Posted on May 16th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

For those of you compiling cost data regarding the NPDES process, here is a very easy way to submit it to the AMCA.  South Atlantic Regional Director of AMCA Henry Lewandowski is continuing to urge us to all respond.  Click on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYKKX5K to input your data.

“Again, your assistance is urgently requested.  The AMCA cannot help without the individual attention of all members/organizations!  Thank you for your cooperation.

Henry

 Henry Lewandowski

American Mosquito Control Association

South Atlantic Regional Director

Chatham County Mosquito Control

65 Billy B. Hair Drive

Savannah, GA 31408

912-790-2540 Phone

912-790-2550 Fax

912-429-1680 Cell

hblewand@chathamcounty.org“


Help rescind the NPDES requirements of mosquito-control programs today!

Posted on May 15th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

We have a new legislative update and request from Henry Lawandowski of the AMCA. The AMCA needs to hear from you on how much this permitting burden costs, and how it has caused programs to shrink in control efforts or stop doing control completely!  Please click on the link below and act now!

AMCA Needs Cost Information To Defeat NPDES!

 

 


Take action now! Contact your U.S. representatives to let them know you support H.R. 935

Posted on May 1st, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

The following message was sent to us by the AMCA’s South Atlantic Regional Director Henry Lewandowski.  He states that the U.S. Congress is renewing efforts to rescind the NPDES/Clean Water Act requirements that apply to mosquito control.  He then encourages folks in mosquito and vector control to take action.  Here is his message:   

“Dear Members,
 
On March 4th a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. This bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to clarify Congressional intent and eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA.
 
This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 31, 2011 as H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011. Additionally, it advanced … Read More »



AMCA offers smartphone app

Posted on February 4th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

Going to the AMCA meeting?  Download this free app to your smart phone!

http://www.mosquito.org/amca-annual-meeting-home2


The AMCA to host a WNV surveillance webinar January 31

Posted on December 29th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

The AMCA has announced a WNV surveillance webinar to be conducted by Dr. Roger Nasci, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The live webinar will address the patterns of human WNV cases seen across the U.S. since 1999 and will describe the best ways to predict human disease outbreak (which is inherently difficult).  If you are a public health professional or a mosquito abatement district, you will want to tune in!  AMCA members can log on to the webinar for free.  There is a $100 fee for non-members.  Visit  this link for more information.