Vector Management Related Links

American Mosquito Control Association 

The AMCA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing leadership, information and education leading to the enhancement of public health and quality of life through suppression of mosquitoes.

California Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section

The Vector-Borned Disease Section ("VBDS") protects the health and well-being of Californians from diseases transmitted to people from insects and other animals.  VBDS conducts prevention, surveillance, and control of vector-borne diseases, including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, plague, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and other tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases.

California Health and Safety Code Division 3, Chapter 1 Mosquito Districts TOC

The regulations that authorize the MVMDSBC to conduct vector control.  

California Special Districts Association

Advocacy and coordination for California's special districts.

California Vectorborne Disease Surveillance System

CalSurv is managed jointly by the California Mosquito and Vector Control Association, representing more than 50 local mosquito and vector control agencies in California; the California Department of Public Health; and the Center for Vectorborne Diseases of the University of California at Davis. Surveillance results and other information are available here for vectorborne diseases in California.

California West Nile Virus Website (Fight the Bite)

...reports latest West Nile Virus activity in California

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Vector-Borne Diseases

A division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases ("DVBD") strives to protect the nation from bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.  

Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California

The MVCAC provides quality public information, comprehensive mosquito and vector-borne disease surveillance, training to high professional standards, and effective legislative advocacy on behalf of California mosquito and vector control districts.

Mosquito Research Foundation

The Mosquito Research Foundation funds research that enhances our understanding of mosquito ecology along with strategies for their surveillnace and control.  

National Weather Service - Graphical Forecasts

Detailed weather data and forecasts from the National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Santa Barabara County Historical Rainfall Records

Local Historical Rainfall Records compiled by the Water Resources Division of Public Works Dept of the County of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, County of - Public Health Department

The County of Santa Barbara's Public Heatlh Department protects local citizens from communicable diseases, such as vector-borne diseases and pests, and West Nile virus.

Santa Barbara Local Area Formation Commission

Santa Barbara LAFCo is the local jurisdictional agency governing the formation of cities, districts. and other local agencies; including the MVMDSBC and its sphere of influence

Society for Vector Ecology 

The Society for Vector Ecology is a professional organization that represents vector biology and control research, operational and extension personnel, worldwide.  The Society publishes the biannual Journal of Vector Ecology and holds an annual conference.