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Check out MC Bugg-Z’s newest track!

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

This music video by 2018 VMCA President Andy Lima aka MC Bugg-Z talks about ticks and Lyme disease, giving information and tips for prevention.

Enjoy!

2018 Winter/Spring Skeeter

The latest edition of the VMCA newsletter is now available! This is a combined winter/spring issue so it’s packed with all sorts of interesting info. Visit our Skeeter page to view and download.

2018 Annual Adult Mosquito ID Course

The VMCA is holding its annual adult mosquito identification course on May 7th, 2018. See the Training tab for more details. To sign up, please email Education Committee Co-Chair Karen Akaratovic (kakaratovic@suffolkva.us)

March TMVCC

I am happy to share with you all that we have set up an exciting learning opportunity for our March TMVCC meeting. Our meeting will be later in the month than usual, on the 28th. Dreda Symonds, from Chesapeake Mosquito Control, will be teaching and demonstrating larvicide measurement techniques at their field office in Chesapeake. This will be a practical exercise, with the intent of improving accuracy of larvicide applications and records.

Please join us on March 28th 11:00 AM at:

Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission

332 St. Brides Rd. East

Chesapeake, VA 23322

This meeting will be sponsored by John Singletary with UNIVAR. This meeting will be catered and John would like a head count in advance in order to purchase the right amount of food.

Please RSVP with a head count for your municipality.

Thank you!

-Michelle Slosser

York County Mosquito Control Biologist

1801 Wolf Trap Road, Yorktown, VA 23692

757-890-3792

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Get ready for the 2018 VMCA Annual meeting by registering early!

Please return the registration form to Secretary Treasurer Penelope Smelser via fax (757-683-2500), email (penelope.smelser@norfolk.gov) or mail (2800 Tarrant St. Norfolk, VA 23509) as soon as possible.  Visit our Annual Meeting page for important information regarding the dates, locations, hotel reservation, and more.

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Form

This is also a great time to renew your VMCA membership.  Please return the Membership Form with payment or use our online form found on the Membership Page.

Fall Skeeter

The latest edition of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association Newsletter is available now!  Please visit our Skeeter Page to download.

 

Job Announcement

The Delaware Mosquito Control Section has a job opening for a mid-level Mosquito Control biologist (with possible career-ladder advancement to an upper-level biologist) as described in the e-link below.  The position is a very good one for anybody seeking a frontline, operations-oriented career in mosquito control (along with tackling some field and lab research); and in our case involves working for a state-level, statewide program somewhat uniquely housed within a state fish-and-wildlife management agency.

Bill Meredith

Program Administrator

Delaware Mosquito Control Section

302-739-9917

Environmental Scientist III

Virginia is Holding 2 Free AMCA “Train the Trainer” Workshops this Fall

Virginia is Holding 2 Free AMCA “Train the Trainer” Workshops this Fall

Hello VMCA members,

Would you like to be certified as a trainer by AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)?  Are you interested in learning about AMCA’s updated “Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management?”

This fall, Virginia will be hosting two free “Train the Trainer” workshops emphasizing AMCA’s 2017 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management: A Focused Update.  These workshops will focus on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, container-inhabiting vectors of several human diseases. After the attendance of a workshop and the completion of the associated online e-modules, you can receive AMCA certification to train others.

For your convenience, workshops will be held in Northern Virginia and in Southeastern Virginia.  Each workshop will each be a two-day course taught by AMCA master trainers.

November 30th – December 1st, 2017

City of Suffolk Dept. of Public Works

800 Carolina Rd

Suffolk, VA  23434

 

December 14th – 15th, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

3950 Fair Ridge Dr

Fairfax, VA 22033

 

Space is limited to 35 students for each class so early registration is recommended. Limits may be placed on numbers of individuals per jurisdiction/organization. Training manuals, breakfasts and lunches will be provided. All mosquito control Program Managers, Entomologists/Biologists, Education Specialist, Public Relation, Biological Technician, and other professionals in the field biology and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases are invited to attend these classes.

 

Registration deadline for each class is November 17th, 2017:

Please register online at: https://form.jotform.com/72892894718173

 

For questions about the Suffolk training, please contact Jay Kiser (jkiser@suffolkva.us). For questions about the Fairfax training, please contact Lauren Lochstampfor (lauren.lochstampfor@fairfaxcounty.gov).

 

For more information about these workshops or training hub schedules for other states: Train the Trainer Flyer

North Carolina Mosquito & Vector Control Association – Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association Joint Meeting

The North Carolina Mosquito and Vector Control Association and the Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association are holding a joint conference in 2018.

The conference will be held in Carolina Beach, NC (Courtyard Marriott) February 12-14, 2018. For more information, including links for the conference registration form and discounted ($67.30/night) hotel reservations are available here:
http://mamca.org/conference.htm

Student Competition Submissions

The VMCA is holding their second student poster competition at the 2018 Annual Meeting.  Please visit the information page for the Student Competition for all the details.

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