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Lyme Disease Awareness Month Lunch & Learn Series

Join us for the Lyme Disease Awareness Month Lunch & Learn Series with the Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence! In an effort to promote Lyme disease awareness month in a responsible and engaging way, a Lunch and Learn series was designed for the month of May, spotlighting one regional VBD Center of Excellence per week. These are open to the public and are intended to be non-technical, yet educational. Click on image to learn more and/or register!

Larval Mosquito Resistance Testing Video

The videos provide an overview of resistance testing for larval mosquitoes. Supplementary materials and additional resources are also available. 


CDC Bottle Bioassay

CDC bottle bioassay determines if particular active ingredients are able to kill an insect vector, such as a mosquito, at a specific location at a given time. It can detect resistance to insecticides in mosquitoes and other insects.


KQED Deep Look: This Dangerous Mosquito Lays Her Armored Eggs – in Your House

Warm temperatures and standing water create a favorable environment for mosquitoes to breed. As the temperatures rise in April and May, mosquito control districts across our region remind residents to check their yards and eliminate breeding sites for mosquitoes that can transmit pathogens such as dengue, Zika, and West Nile viruses. In this new video and article, PacVec scientists at UC Davis worked with KQED Science’s Deep Look team to reveal an amazing close-up view of the biology of Aedes aegypti, an invasive species which continues to spread in our region.


Updated Pest Management Guide

PacVec Co-Director and Professor of Entomology William Walton and Professor Emeritus of Entomology Bruce Eldridge published updated pest notes on the management of mosquitoes in California. The guide details the identification, life cycle, impact, and management of mosquitoes.


California Department of Public Health

  • Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Information & Interactive Maps
  • Information for Health Professionals
  • Toolkits
  • Educational Materials

Arizona Department of Health Services

  • Ticks and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Prevention
  • Symptoms of Tick-Borne Illness
  • Tick Removal
  • Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Where Ticks Live

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Park DS, Feng X, Maitner BS, Ernst KC, & Enquist BJ. Darwin’s naturalization conundrum can be explained by spatial scale. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020.

Amos BA, Ritchie SA, & Cardé RT. Attraction versus capture II: efficiency of the BG-sentinel trap under semifield conditions and characterizing response behaviors of male Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). J Med Entomol. 2020.

Jeffrey Gutiérrez EH, Walker KR, Ernst KC, Riehle MA, & Davidowitz G. Size as a proxy for survival in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes. J Med Entomol. 2020.

Winokur OC, Main BJ, Nicholson J, & Barker CM. Impact of temperature on the extrinsic incubation period of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020.

Yang F, Schildhauer S, Billeter SA, Hardstone Yoshimizu M, Payne R, Pakingan MJ, Metzger ME, Liebman KA, Hu R, Kramer VL, Padgett KA. Insecticide resistance status of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in California by biochemical assays. J Med Entomol. 2020.

McClure KM, Fleischer RC, Kilpatrick AM. The role of native and introduced birds in transmission of avian malaria in Hawai’i. Ecology. 2020.

Santos EM, McClelland DJ, Shelly CE, Hansen L, Jacobs ET, Klimentidis YC & Ernst KC. Malaria education interventions addressing bed net care and repair practices: A systematic review. Pathog Glob Health. 2020.

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