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The American Mosquito Control Association, founded in 1935, is a scientific/educational, not-for-profit public service association operating under the corporation laws of the state of New Jersey. It is world-wide in scope, with members or subscribers to its publications in over 50 countries. The majority of its members are in the United States. Under its bylaws, only individuals can be "regular" members, and much of its activity is performed by volunteers, approximately 150 of these serving on Committees. It is an "open" association and anyone may join. The Board of Directors is composed of six officers, nine regional directors and an industry director, all elected by the membership. AMCA is not governmental nor is it subject to political control, but its services are provided mainly to public agencies and their principal staff members engaged in mosquito control, mosquito research and related activities. However, services are equally available to any agency, company or individual that may request any information or services that AMCA can provide. Also, such organizations are invited to name individuals who may apply for full "regular" membership. There are various special memberships. Corporations, agencies and individuals desiring to participate in the work of this association are urged to become Sustaining Members. Also, U.S. income tax-deductible contributions are invited in any amount to the AMCA Foundation. Special contributions may be made in the memory of John N. Belkin, and Dan F. Boyd, or to the Student Competition or the Grassroots Fund. Grants or services may be accepted by AMCA in accordance with its primary purposes. The AMCA is primarily an information gathering and exchange organization, and a major function is the publication of the Journal of the AMCA, and various special publications, including the AMCA Newsletter and WingBeats. One annual meeting is held each year in a different part of the country, usually as a joint meeting with a state or regional mosquito control association. At these meetings, which are attended by leading mosquito workers from North America and from other countries, a great many papers are presented reporting outstanding research and operational control progress. The AMCA recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the science of medical entomology, mosquito studies and public health; and to the development and implementation of control methods and/or equipment. Since 1937, the AMCA has awarded various types of recognition: honorary memberships, Medal of Honor, and meritorious service awards.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13
major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting
the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human
services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.
CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. To do this, the agency is defining specific health impact goals to prioritize and focus its work and investments and measure progress.
This is a site devoted to understanding the impact that insects have had on world history. This site focuses on the influence of insect-borne disease on history, but it is not solely devoted to that subject. If you are interested in contributing to this site, please contact one of the editors. We welcome your comments and questions.
The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides. Access the Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs) for specific information on pesticides. Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs) contain a discussion of certain concepts in toxicology and environmental chemistry. Other topic areas include: Toxicology Issues of Concern (TICs), Factsheets, News about Toxicology Issues, Newsletters, Resources for Toxicology Information, and Technical Information.
Information in these topic areas primarily has been developed by toxicologists and chemists within the Extension Service of the land-grant universities listed below. A major goal has been to develop unbiased information in a form understandable by the non-expert, and to make that information fully searchable and selectively retrievable.
The Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) recommends policy, provides guidance, and coordinates the exchange of information on all matters related to pest management throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). The AFPMB's mission is to ensure that environmentally sound and effective programs are present to prevent pests and disease vectors from adversely affecting DoD operations
The Featured Creatures provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms that are of interest to Florida's residents. An associated purpose is to support professionals in agriculture, horticulture, and urban pest control. The site is a cooperative venture of the University of Florida's Department of Entomology and Nematology and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Plant Industry. The files on this site are official publications of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and are protected by copyright. Subscribe to Pest Alert to receive notices of new Featured Creatures as they are added.