Zika virus has been a highlight in the media over the last few months. With the public concerned, many communities are paying greater attention to how they protect their residents from mosquito-borne diseases this summer.
The city of Jonesboro, Arkansas is already preparing for the 2016 mosquito season. The city’s sponsored public affairs program “Let’s Talk, Jonesboro!” featured Jim Stark, a member of the Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) team, to provide details.
VDCI has maintained an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) partnership with the city for over 20 years. An integral part of the successful IMM relationship is VDCI’s Contract Supervisor, Jim Stark. The VDCI and Jonesboro relationship took a one-year hiatus. With the community feeling the “bite” that season they quickly returned to the experts at VDCI. Jim spoke with host Roy Ockert Jr. about Zika virus, the importance of knowing the different species of mosquitoes in your community, where they breed, and most importantly, educating the public on how they can contribute to a reduced population.
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 the illness and fatality statistics in 2016. Our dedicated and experienced staff 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 mosquito surveillance, disease testing, or adult control, please contact Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) and we will help you get started immediately.
Jim Stark is a Contract Supervisor with Vector Disease Control International. Jim has been a key member of the VDCI team for 24 years and is proud to oversee several contracts in the Arkansas Delta region.
Since 1992, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) has taken pride in providing municipalities, mosquito abatement districts, industrial sites, planned communities, homeowners associations, and golf courses with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs. We are determined to protect the public health of the communities in which we operate. Our mosquito control 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 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 mosquito management program, from surveillance to disease testing to aerial application in emergency situations.