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The next TMVCC meeting will be July 20, 2016 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton.  Doug Hill from Nikon will be sponsoring the meeting.  Our speaker next month will be Dr. Abiodun Adibi.  He has a PhD in Parasitology and Masters in Microbiology. Please RSVP to a TMVCC officer.

April and May TMVCC

Upcoming Dates for the TMVCC meetings:

April 13, 2016, Newport News. 11: 00am.  Meeting will be sponsored by Joe Andrews of Allpro Vector Group with a speaker from Hampton University.

May 4, 2016, Gosnold Hope Park in Hampton. 11:00am. Calibration Rodeo sponsored by Jeff Hottenstein and Clarke.

2016 Recertification Class

The VMCA will be sponsoring a pesticide license recertification class on January 14, 2016.  It will be held at the Hampton Library at 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA  from 9am to 3pm.  The class will cover Categories 6, 8, 7A (new this year) and Registered Technician.  Please sign up early so we can anticipate class size.  Please fill out the Recertification form 2016 and return via email ( or fax (757-683-2500).


October TMVCC

The next meeting is being held at 11am on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 and will be sponsored by John Singletary with Univar. The meeting will be held at Charles E. Brown Park, 1950 Old Williamsburg Road, Lackey, Virginia 23690. John will be updating us on his company’s products and services and we will have a veterinarian giving a presentation on rabies. John is prepared for a large crowd; however, if you are planning on attending please send us an RSVP by October 14th. It is helpful for our vendors and hosts to have an estimated head count before the event.

Please contact  Karen Akaratovic, Betsy Hodson, or Jamie Durden.


Call For Presentations 2016

It’s that time of year again!  The 2016 VMCA Annual Meeting is January 26-28, 2016, and we are looking for members to share their mosquito/vector control or related research experiences. Please note the following change to the meeting schedule from past years: The 2016 meeting will run from Tuesday through Thursday.  This year’s conference will be held at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia.  This is your opportunity to share your knowledge with other mosquito folks from across the state and we encourage a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Adult Control
  • Larval Control
  • Larval habitat management
  • Operational
  • Field work
  • Management
  • Equipment
  • Disease/Vector Studies
  • Outreach/Education
  • Public Relations
  • Legislative
  • Biology
  • Behavior
  • Other pests/vectors


If you have a topic you would like to present at the meeting, please complete the attached VMCA Presentation Submission Form and return to Joshua Smith ( and Leah Aguilar (

DEADLINE: November 20th, 2015.  Call Joshua Smith with any questions: 703-246-8477.

If, at this time, you are not sure of a presentation title but know you would like to present something, please let Josh and Leah know by filling out the VMCA 2016 Presentation Submission Form so they can be sure to include you.  We are looking forward to another outstanding meeting next January in Portsmouth. We hope to see you there!

Adult Mosquito ID Course

The VMCA is conducting an adult mosquito ID course on May 13-14, 2015 at the Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission Main Office.  Details.  Please contact Lisa Wagenbrenner if you would like to attend.

Job Opening: Director, Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission

The Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission is seeking interested individuals for the position of Director.  More details can be found here.  Applications will be accepted May 11 through May 29.

Spring Skeeter

The latest edition of the Skeeter is now available here.  Thank you Justin Anderson for putting together our newsletter and thank you to all the contributors.  If you have something you’d like to see in future editions please contact Justin Anderson.

May TMVCC – Calibration Rodeo

May’s TMVCC meeting will be held on May 12th, 2015 at Gosnold Hope Park in Hampton at 11:00 am.  This is the annual calibration rodeo sponsored by Clarke Mosquito.  Please bring your fog trucks and appetites.  Please RSVP to Jamie Durden if you plan to attend.

Gosnold Hope Park, 901 Little Rockwell Way, Hampton, VA 23669

April TMVCC Meeting

The April meeting of the Tidewater Mosquito and Vector Control Commission (TMVCC) will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 8th.  The meeting will be held at Tucano’s Brazilian Grill, 11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, 23606.  The meeting is sponsored by Ted Bean and Adapco Inc.  Ted will be giving an overview of Deltagard and Fourstar BTI-CRG, with questions and answers about the product.  Mitch Burcham of Langley Air Force Base will give a presentation on termites.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jamie Durden, TMVCC Secretary.


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