Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control

Western US Floodwater Summit
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
8am to 12pm (PST)

The virtual summit on “Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control” was held virtually on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

This summit provided a review of the biology of floodwater mosquitoes and the existing control strategies applicable for the west region of the United States.

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View presentations from the Western Floodwater Summit.

View the program information and presenter bios.

Attendees of the Western US summit from several states were eligible to receive additional continuing education units (CEUs). View a listing of all approved CEUs by state.

Questions? Contact Carolina Torres Gutierrez via email at

Agenda - Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control Virtual Summit

8:00 am

Introduction – Carolina Torres Gutierrez, PhD.
Technical Development Specialist; Valent BioSciences

8:10 am

“Common floodwater mosquitoes in California: the overlooked vectors?”
Presented by: Mark Novak
Supervising Public Health Biologist; California Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne Disease Section

8:30 am

“Biorational Larvicides and Larviciding for mosquito control with notes on resistance management”
Presented by: Steven Su
Scientific Director; West Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District, CA

8:55 am

“Pyrethroid resistance in Culex tarsalis in regions of Northern California”
Presented by: Tara Thiemann
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; University of the Pacific

9:15 am

“Floodwater mosquito management in the western USA”
Presented by: Peter DeChant
Chief Executive Officer; DeChant Vector Solutions LLC (DVS)

9:35 am

“Managed Wetland Mosquito Control Strategies”
Presented by: Marty Scholl
Ecological Management Supervisor; Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District, CA

9:50 am


10:00 am

“Challenges of mosquito control in flood irrigated habitat”
Presented by: Matt Hutchinson
District Manager; Baker Valley Vector Control District, OR

10:15 am

“Surveillance and Control Strategies for Aedes squamiger in the Coastal Region of Northern CA”
Presented by: Erik Engh
Environmental Biologist; Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District, CA

10:30 am

“Enough of these Anopheles!”
Presented by: Stephen Ingalls
Field Supervisor; Benton County Mosquito Control, WA

10:45 am

“Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District’s UAS program”
Presented by: Jacob Hartle and Scott Schon
Placer Mosquito Abatement District, CA

11:05 am

“Technical Challenges and Solutions for Low Rate Applications”
Presented by: Banugopan Kesavaraju, PhD.
Global Technical Manager; Valent BioSciences, LLC

11:20 am

“From Skeptic to True Believer”
Presented by: Andrew Sage
Senior Wetlands Manager – Aerial Operations Unit, Franklin County Mosquito Control, WA

11:35 am

Panel Discussion/Open Q&A

11:55 am

Closing – Carolina Torres Gutierrez, PhD.
Technical Development Specialist; Valent BioSciences