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Endangered Species Act Considerations and Mosquito Control
Issue: Decisions on how pesticides should be used near sensitive or listed species are not being developed in a transparent manner based upon sound science. Click here for more...
Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Impacts on Mosquito Control Programs
Issue: Mosquito Control Programs (MCP’s) across the country continue to face increased costs and potential reductions in service due to the implementation of NPDES permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for mosquito control pesticide applications. These unnecessary permits adversely impact MCP operations, provide impetus for anti-pesticide activists to initiate legal challenges and can adversely affect the ability of MCPs to protect the public from mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases while providing little or no environmental benefits. Click here for more...
Mosquito Control on National Wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Lands
Issue: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) draft “National Mosquito Management Policy” may not allow local Mosquito Control Programs (MCPs) to control mosquitoes either on or off National Wildlife Refuges in a timely, cost effective, environmentally-compatible manner unless appropriately amended. Click here for more...
Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Grants for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance
Issue: Reduced federal funding is crippling the capabilities of state mosquito-borne disease monitoring and response programs. Click here for more...