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AMCA’s Best Management Pratices

Learn More About the Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Surveillance and Control from the Experts Themselves

2021 Updated Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management

In 2021, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) published an update to their Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management manual that includes new information on managing Culex species and reducing arbovirus transmission.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the update to help AMCA create publicly available resources dedicated to addressing the growing threat posed by vector-borne disease and training the nation’s vector control workforce.

The 2021 update of the AMCA’s Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management includes an additional focus on managing populations of Culex mosquitoes and reducing the transmission of arboviruses such as West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus.

Click here to view AMCA's Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Manual, 2021.

* Recently updated from the 2017 version by the AMCA expert advisory panel as part of the CDC sole-source contract for the Establishment of Training and Certification Programs for Mosquito Surveillance and Control. Find the original version below.

Mosquito Management During a Public Health Emergency

In 2022, the AMCA published a supplement report on “Mosquito Management During a Public Health Emergency”. The supplemental includes information regarding mosquito control in response to a water-related natural disaster or during increased risk of mosquito-transmitted disease.

The document consists of two parts:

  1. The first part describes a high-level overview of information required to effectively respond to a mosquito-driven public health emergency.
  2.  The second part describes in detail the steps an organization can take to create a customized emergency response plan for their area.

2017 AMCA Best Practice for Integrated Mosquito Management Manual

For the prior version of the manual, please find the 2017 AMCA Best Practice for Integrated Mosquito Management Manual. This version of the manual was funded by a multi-million-dollar contract from the Center for Disease Control for the establishment of training and certificate programs for mosquito surveillance and control in response to the emergence and spread of Zika in the Western Hemisphere

Updated and Expanded Resources Are On Their Way

The American Mosquito Control Association’s Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management manual and training are ever-evolving as the industry continues to grow and new areas of focus come to light. We are looking forward to regular updates and new resources for the mosquito control and public health communities.

New training modules are in the works and we can't wait to share them with you.

The AMCA strives to continually update and expand its best practices resources. Let us know what training programs and resources you need to advance your organization’s integrated mosquito management.

Contact us at with your ideas.