Written By Broox Boze, Ph.D.
In addition to recognizing the old pros like Malcom, who have demonstrated their value to the mosquito management industry, VDCI enjoys taking part in AMCA’s Young Professionals (YP) Industry Shadowing Program which helps students and young professionals who are just beginning their career. This year VDCI sponsored Megan Saunders (far left in image) who is a graduate student at the University of Maryland where she is completing her Ph.D. in Urban Mosquito Ecology and becoming an active member in the mosquito management world. Our 2016 award recipient, Kennen Hutchinson (shown middle) made us proud this year with his presentation “Mosquito Mayhem: Are Illinois Mosquitoes Ready for Chikungunya?”. He will be starting a Ph.D. program at Western Illinois University this spring. Be on the lookout for these rising stars!
VDCI is committed to public education and spreading awareness throughout the U.S. about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases and their preventability, with the overarching goal of reducing illness and fatality statistics. Our dedicated and experienced team works tirelessly to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in all of the contracts we service. If you would like more information about any aspect of an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program, including mosquito surveillance, disease testing, or adult control, please contact Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) at 800.413.4445, and we will help you get started immediately.
Since 1992, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) has taken pride in providing municipalities, mosquito abatement districts, military bases, industrial sites, planned communities, homeowners associations, and golf courses with the tools they need to run effective Integrated Tick and Mosquito Management programs. We are determined to protect the public health of the communities in which we operate. Our tick and mosquito management professionals have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of public health, specifically vector disease control. We strive to provide the most effective and scientifically sound mosquito surveillance and control programs possible based on an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) approach recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VDCI is the only company in the country that can manage all aspects of an Integrated Tick and Mosquito Management program, from surveillance to disease testing to aerial applications in emergency response situations.