Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control

Eastern US Floodwater Summit
Thursday, January 21, 2021
9am to 1pm (EST)

The virtual summit on “Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control” that was held virtually on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

This summit included a review of the biology of floodwater mosquitoes and the existing control strategies applicable for the eastern and central regions of the United States.

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View presentations from the Eastern Floodwater Summit..

View the program information and presenter bios.

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

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Agenda - Solutions for Floodwater Mosquito Control Virtual Summit

9:00 am

Introduction – Presented by: Leanne Lake
Technical Development Specialist; Valent BioSciences

9:10 am

“Ecology of floodwater mosquitoes”
Presented by: Barry Alto PhD.
Associate Professor of Arbovirology; Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL)

9:30 am

“Larvicide active ingredients and their role in Integrated Mosquito Management”
Presented by: Elmer W. Gray
Research Professional IV; Department of Entomology University of Georgia

9:55 am

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

10:15 am

“Floodwater Mosquito Control in New Jersey, Freshwater Species”
Presented by: Scott Crans
Administrator; Office of Mosquito Control Coordination; DEP, NJ

10:30 am

“Aerial Larviciding for Floodwater Mosquitoes of the Salt Marshes of Ocean County, NJ”
Presented by: Mike Senyk
Superintendent; Ocean County Mosquito Control, NJ

10:45 am

“Florida Keys diverse operations and response methods”
Presented by: Joshua Kogut, Director of Aerial Operations and Mikki Coss, Director of Operations
Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

11:00 am


11:10 am

“Wide-Area larviciding with a Buffalo Turbine and VectoLex WDG”
Presented by: Mark Clifton, PhD
Executive Director; North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, IL

11:25 am

“Collier MCD use of UAS platforms in areas of Salt Marsh Mosquitoes”
Presented by: Peter Brake
Director of Technical Development; Collier Mosquito Control District, FL

11:45 am

“Larval Control of Floodwater Mosquitoes in Mercer County New Jersey”
Presented by: Nick Indelicato
Supervisor of Mosquito Control; Mercer County, NJ

12:00 pm

“Applying low Methoprene rates by aircraft”
Presented by: Mr. Mark E. Smith
Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District

12:15 pm

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

12:30 pm

Panel Discussion/Open Q&A

12:55 pm

Closing – Leanne Lake
Technical Development Specialist; Valent BioSciences