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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.


“Mask” and “pull” strategies may keep mosquitoes at bay

Posted on January 2nd, by alovell in 2014. No Comments

Research highlights from the National Institutes of Health:

To read article, click HERE.

 

 



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 »


A clearer picture emerges in Dallas: mosquito surveillance key in fighting WNV epidemics

Posted on July 25th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

I remember being frustrated when WNV illness was surging in Alabama in 2002-2003.  With such a complex transmission cycle, and so little known about the ecology of the virus in a naive part of the world, it was difficult to figure out how to have a real impact in controlling transmission to people in any given area of the state.  It was even more difficult to communicate a clear strategy to community officials because testing and result turn-around time hampered our knowledge of what was happening.  And if that was difficult, it was close to impossible to clearly communicate to the public the nuanced message about what might be happening and why.  Even though government resources were given to us abundantly, expertise was stretched thin, and by the time a new crop of entomologists trained in mosquito identification emerged, funding … Read More »


AVMS seeks current information about mosquito and other vector work around Alabama

Posted on July 23rd, by alovell in 2013, Uncategorized. 4 comments

 

We would like to hear from you!  If you or your program are collecting and testing mosquitoes for disease, or you are involved in any type of vector surveillance or research in the state of Alabama, we’d like to know it. Other researchers and members of the public frequently ask us who and where this type of work is being done.  Because yearly budgets fluctuate so highly and staff turnover can be great, please keep us posted on the work you are doing.  The AVMS would be happy to be a clearing house for inquiries about your work.  You may leave the information in the comment section of this post, or Contact Us.

Thanks!

ETA:  Please, also feel free to provide your contact information or website in the comment section.  The AVMS moderates all comments, though, and spam will not … 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 »


Don’t miss a live mosquito prevention webinar this Thursday!

Posted on June 12th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

 

Tune in to eXtension.org for a mosquito prevention and management webinar that addresses techniques that can be applied around your homes and communities.  The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. central time.  Visit this link for more information.  Or copy and paste this web address into your browser:

https://learn.extension.org/events/1095

It’s FREE!  See you on the web!