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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL AND PROTECTION TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF MOSQUITOES AND FILTH FLIES

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Project Number: 6615-32000-043-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Feb 18, 2005
End Date: Nov 02, 2009

Objective:
1) Develop new pathogen delivery formulations and molecular methods based on pathogenic viruses for control of mosquitoes. 2) Improve parasitoid-based management systems for control of filth flies. 3) Test and develop new and improved pesticides and "attract and kill" systems as management tools for pest and vector species. 4) Discover, evaluate and develop new personal/animal protection tools.

Approach:
Identify and evaluate novel biologically based and self-sustaining biological control agents for mosquitoes and flies; incorporate these into integrated management strategies and demonstration projects. Isolate, identify and validate the efficacy of repellents under laboratory and field conditions to develop new strategies for personal/animal protection from disease vectors and nuisance species. Discover and develop leading candidate compounds from critical screening to targeted applications, to identify new insecticides and more efficacious toxicants for control of mosquitoes and flies.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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