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2019 PVCA Annual Conference

This year’s conference will be held on November 6-8 at Wyndham Garden State College. Note: This is the same location as last year.

Registration information is expected to be ready by mid-September.

Open Positions in Mid Atlantic Region

The following job positions have been posted.

Prince William County Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch (in Northern Virginia) is accepting applications for a vacant Specialist I position.  Duties are conducted in the field performing mosquito surveillance and larviciding, gypsy moth egg mass surveys, fall cankerworm surveillance, and surveys for other forest pests.

Please forward any questions related to the Virginia position to me or Eli Hosen (

The Delaware Mosquito Control Section has recently posted an Environmental Scientist IV Tick Biologist position. This position will develop and implement a statewide Tick Control Integrated Pest Management strategy.

Job posting can be found here:

2018 Pennsylvania Vector Control Association Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held Wednesday, October 24th through Friday, October 26th.  Location is the new Wyndham Garden Hotel, 310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827.

Registration Information:

2018 PVCA Conference Notice with exhibitor info


2018 registration form

2018 Bowling

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Open for AMCA Annual Washington Conference

This year, May 14-16, 2018 will be the American Mosquito Control Association’s 20th Annual Washington Conference.  More details can be found here.

If you have not attended before be sure to apply for the Central Life Sciences Fellowships Travel Stipends.

Deer Biologist Position for State of Delaware

Position oversees Delaware’s deer management program through research and monitoring programs; provides recommendations to farmers and communities experiencing negative impacts from deer, conveys research findings through reports, presentations, and technical advice; and represents the Division on various state/regional committees.

Environmental Scientist III – Deer Biologist

Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch Chief Position in Prince William County, Virginia

Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch Chief


Open Positions in Shelby County Tennessee

There are two positions currently opened at Shelby County Vector Control, Entomologist and Supervisor B that oversees rodent control.

Entomologist – VECTOR CONTROL (Health Services)

Supervisor B – VECTOR CONTROL (Health Services)


PA Department of Agriculture Hiring Seasonal Surveyors

The PA Department of Agriculture Entomology Program is hiring seasonal surveyors to work March 26th to October 26, 2018 in all regions.  Positions will only be posted for one week.

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 1

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 3

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 4

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 5

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 6

2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 annual conference will be held November 7-9, 2017 at the Days Inn Penn State, 240 S Pugh St, State College, PA 16801.  Additional details will be forthcoming.

2017 Bowling

2017 PVCA conference agenda – tentative – version2

2017 PVCA Conference Notice with exhibitor info

2017 registration form


2016 Annual Conference Documents

Dear Colleague:

Please join us for the 2016 training conference of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association on October 19 – 21, 2016 at the Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801.

Fee structure for this conference is as follows:

Class 1 – Non-license and public license attendee                               $120.00
Class 2 – Commercial license with exhibit and/or presentation            $400.00
Class 3 – Additional commercial license(s) from same company        $120.00

This fee will include Wednesday – Friday breaks, and a Thursday lunch banquet at the hotel. Please pre-register by mailing or e-mailing a separate registration form with the name and complete mailing address for each attendee to me at the above address by September 16, 2016. (To speed up registration at the door, please mail your registration check payable to “PVCA” prior to the conference, if possible.)  If attaching a business card to the registration form, complete only the items not on your card. 


EXHIBITORS:  For those pre-registering to exhibit and give an exhibitor presentation, time has been set aside on Wednesday to introduce your company and your products.  There will be ample time during the three-day event to speak with individuals.  Please complete the enclosed registration form and return on or before September 16, 2016. If not pre-registered, we cannot guarantee exhibit space or presentation time.

Room rates are $82.00 per night plus applicable taxes (8.5%). We have a block of rooms reserved ONLY until September 16You must make your own reservation with the Days Inn by that date, or you will not be guaranteed a room. Even if you have not received approval to attend, you are encouraged to reserve a room. You can always cancel the reservation if you do not receive final approval. Be sure to ask for the “PVCA meeting (CGPVC1)” when you make your reservation, to be assured of obtaining the above rate. The Days Inn phone number is (814) 238-8454.  Please remember, in order to receive reduced fees for the hotel facilities for the conference, we must guarantee a minimum number of rooms. Please plan to stay at the Days Inn.

Attached is a preliminary agenda for the conference.  If there are any changes, an updated agenda will be posted on the website.  Please check the website: Continuing Education Credits for PA Pesticide Applicators licenses will be issued by the PA Department of Agriculture.  Please bring your license with you if you wish to receive credits.

Please complete the attached registration form, and/or exhibitor registration form, and return it to me by September 16, 2016. Please note any special needs you may have on the reservation form.

There will be a bowling event on Wednesday evening sponsored by Jeffrey O’Neill and Central Life Sciences.  Please RSVP on this event so we can determine the amount of food to order.


Please remember to bring item(s) for the Chinese auction that supports the student award.

We look forward to seeing you at State College!


Carmen L. Reichard,

Secretary – PVCA


Below are links to the registration documents and tentative agenda for the 2016 conference in State College, PA.