Mosquito Academy 2014

The Mosquito Academy is Full - no more registrations are being accepted.

The New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, in conjunction with the LMCA, will be hosting the 2014 Mosquito Academy in New Orleans on April 22-24, 2014. This three day Academy will offer comprehensive and in-depth information in all areas of mosquito biology and control. The Academy will place emphasis on field training and mosquito identification. In order to provide hands-on training, the class size is limited to 30 registrants. The Academy will be beneficial for experienced professionals as well as newcomers to the industry. This Academy will include presentations by mosquito control professionals and university experts.

We have also arranged for discounted hotel rates at two local hotels:
  • Maison Dupuy is offering a $99 per night plus taxes and $16/day for parking. Please mention the Mosquito Academy for the group rate.
  • We also have a 15% discount at the Rose Manor Bed and Breakfast. Please visit their website because the rooms vary in prices.

Finalized Academy Agenda




  LMCA awards the Stephen Mayor Operational Award

The Louisiana Mosquito Control Association has presented the 2013 Stephen Mayor Operational Achievement Award to Michael Morganti.

Pictured from left are LMCA President Shannon S. Rider, Quachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District and Michael Morganti, East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control.



  LMCA establishes endowed scholarship in biology at ULL

The Louisiana Mosquito Control Association has presented an endowment to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Pictured from left are Billy Noegel, Director of Vermilion Parish Mosquito Control; Dr. Azmy S. Ackleh, Dean ULL College of Sciences; and Herff Jones, Director Iberia Parish MAD.



  LMCA establishes endowed scholarship in biology at SLU

The Louisiana Mosquito Control Association has established a scholarship in biological sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University. The endowed scholarship will exist in perpetuity and provides financial assistance to a Southeastern student majoring in the Masters of Biology program.

Pictured from left are Southeastern Vice President of University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale; Colby Colona, District entomologist; Dennis Wallette, Director of Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District; Daniel McCarthy, Dean of the College of Science and Technology; and Professor of Biology Brian Crother. Both Wallette and Colona are graduates of Southeastern's biological sciences program.



  LMCA 2013 Washington Delegation

Louisiana was once again well represented at the AMCA Washington Conference. The following LMCA members were participating in the conference and making visits on Capital Hill:

from left to right - Herff Jones (LMCA Board, Iberia Parish MAD), Jeff North (Adapco), Dennis Wallette (LMCA Secretary/Treasurer, Tangipahoa MAD), and Shannon Rider (LMCA President, Ouachita Parish MAD)



TMAD slide show
  2013 Mosquito Academy

Photos of this year's New Orleans Mosquito Control / LMCA, Mosquito Academy.

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