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AMCA's Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Virtual Training Program
Launched in October 2023, AMCA's Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Virtual Training Program is a comprehensive resource designed to enhance your skills, advance your mosquito control programs, and elevate public health protection.
Mosquito control is crucial in protecting communities from vector-borne diseases and ensuring public well-being. The AMCA Virtual Training Program is your gateway to mastering the science-based approach to mosquito control. Developed with generous funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this program offers a holistic learning experience.
Key Program Features
Expert Instructors: Gain insights from 24 leading experts located across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Australia, covering essential aspects of mosquito control.
Flexible Learning: With 13 modules, each taking up to two hours, tailor your learning pace to your schedule.
Comprehensive Certification: Upon program completion, opt to take a 100-question exam to earn a certificate, showcasing your mastery of integrated mosquito management.
Benefits for Participants
- Program Advancement: Incorporate the latest science-based strategies and best practices into your mosquito control initiatives.
- Staff Training: Empower your team with valuable knowledge and skills that are essential for effective mosquito control. Whether you have seasoned professionals or newcomers, this program offers a wealth of insights.
- Public Health Impact: By mastering integrated mosquito management, you contribute to protecting communities from mosquito-borne diseases and advancing public health.
- Fundamentals of Mosquito Biology and Ecology: Understand the mosquito life cycle and behavior to locate and control both immature and adult mosquitoes.
- Mosquitoes and Disease Transmission: Explore the role mosquitoes play in disease transmission and the importance of an integrated approach to protect communities.
- The 5 Principles of Integrated Mosquito Management: Delve into community engagement, data collection, habitat reduction, control methods, and program evaluation.
- Practical Applications: Learn how to perform various components of integrated mosquito management effectively.
- Additional Resources: Access valuable information needed for science-based mosquito control.
Webinars - Archived & Upcoming Events
AMCA provides real-time, live online learning through webinars. Subject matter experts discuss hot-topics in the mosquito and vector control industry. Webinars are free for AMCA members. Non-members may access the live webinars for a nominal registration fee. Each webinar is one-hour in length.
Additionally, members have access to our webinar archive at no charge. Members can log in to access the archive here.
AMCA Best Management Practice Manuals
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.
* 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:
- The first part describes a high-level overview of information required to effectively respond to a mosquito-driven public health emergency.
- 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
Learn More About the Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Control Manual From the Experts Themselves
- National Pesticide Information Center. 2023. State pesticide regulatory agencies.
- EPA. 2023. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Contact Us: Pesticide permitting.
- EPA. 2023. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Pesticide permitting.
- EPA. 2023. Endangered species: Bulletins Live! Two- View the bulletins.
- ASTHO. 2018. Analysis of express legal authorities for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Updating 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.