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Executive Board 2016-2017 Announced

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The following slate of names was compiled by the chair of the Nominating Committee and presented at our March 2016 meeting.  At that time, nominations were accepted from the floor.    We are looking for “a few good women and men for 2017!” If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact a board member and let […]

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AVMS meeting approved by three states for CEU points toward pesticide licenses

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Executive Board member Kelly Stevens has worked hard to secure approval for our meeting agenda with three different states, and now it is official.  By attending our meeting in full, you will receive: Ten points for Public Health, Household Pest Control, and Demo&Research to apply toward re-certification in Alabama Six points each for Public Health, […]

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

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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.

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

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Research highlights from the National Institutes of Health: To read article, click HERE.    

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AU researcher targeting kudzu bug

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Repost: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/5379?utm_source=commons&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=commons

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Want the burden of NPDES permitting uplifted? Act Now!

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

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ADPH and USDA announce new raccoon rabies cases in previous ORV zones, need help with surveillance

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  The Alabama Department of Public Health and the USDA Wildlife Services (WS) program in Alabama have picked up several new raccoon rabies positives to the north and west of the previous Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) barrier along the Coosa-Alabama river systems. Current, real-time testing of road-killed raccoons and strange-acting raccoons by WS has revealed […]

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

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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 […]

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