RESOURCES​

PacVec shares resources relevant to our center. Explore the current resources provided below:

RESISTANCE TESTING AND BOTTLE BIOASSAY

If you have mosquito (Aedes or Culex) samples to be tested for insecticide resistance, PacVec is providing testing and training services at no charge, and all results will be returned to you. Dr. Anton Cornel's laboratory is leading this activity and organizing various regional training workshops on bottle bioassay testing. If you are interested, please contact us right away at bioassays@pacvec.us to arrange for shipment and timing of the testing.

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

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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.

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MOSQUITOES

The Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance System or known as VectorSurv was formed as a partnership of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, representing more than 60 local mosquito and vector control agencies in California; the California Department of Public Health; and the Davis Arbovirus Research and Training (DART) Lab at the University of California, Davis. The VectorSurv website shows the past and present results of surveillance for arboviruses, including West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus, and the spread of the invasive mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Aedes notoscriptus.

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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.

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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.

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TICKS

There are 48 tick species in the Pacific Southwest with a number of tick species that commonly carry and spread pathogens through biting. Ticks are divided into two main families: hard ticks (Ixodidae) and soft ticks (Argasidae). Learn about the tick species that pose health risks for both humans and animals in the Pacific Southwest!

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Click on the items below to explore the resources they provide:

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

    Arizona Department of Health Services  (AZDHS)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (PacVec)

    PACVEC PAMPHLETS & REPORTS

    Since 2018, PacVec has provided insecticide resistance testing training and support in the form of workshops to vector control personnel throughout our region. The purpose of the workshops were to better equip vector control agencies to make operational decisions regarding insecticide applications.

    View 2018-2019 PacVec Insecticide Resistance Testing Training Evaluation

    NEWSLETTERS & SOCIAL MEDIA

    PacVec distributes weekly newsletters that:

    • Disseminate relevant news, updates, and highlights from our region and other relevant areas
    • List trainings, internships, employment, and funding opportunities
    • Share center activities and recent publications from PacVec researchers

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