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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program
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1 - What is DWFP?
2 - Projected studies
3 - Insectary
4 - Cooperative activities
5 - Toxicology research to discover new insecticides
6 - Spatial repellents for military tents in deployment situations
7 - Biological validation for effectiveness of impregnated military uniforms
8 - Spatial repellent delivery field kits
Spatial repellents for military tents in deployment situations

In collaboration with the Navy DVECC, Military tents were placed individually into two large outdoor screened cages. A Mosquito Magnet Pro (MMP) was operated inside the tents to simulate a human host and to attract and capture mosquitoes. A sticky paper sheet was used to capture flies. Repellent devices are being tested in different locations within the tents, with different door configurations. Insects are released near the north wall of each tent (50 house flies, 50 stable flies at ca. 10:00 A.M., and 300 female Aedes aegypti and Ochleratatus taeniorhynchus at ca. 4:00 P.M.) Each test runs for 24 h starting at 10:00 A.M.

Mosquito enclosure
Military tents were erected inside enclosures where mosquitoes and flies were released
Military tent
Insect attractants simulated the presence of military personnel in the tent

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Last Modified: 11/30/2009
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