Start Date: Feb 17, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Autodissemination of pyriproxifen, wherein treating a small area results in far wider coverage, offers economic and environmental benefits. We propose operational research in which autodissemination moves toward implementation and is extended to Ae. albopictus. Scale-up experiments on efficacy will result in strategies using available products and equipment. We will also conduct risk analysis on autodissemination by establishing autodissemination distance from the source site, transfer to non-target water, and residue concentrations. Our data will aid us in efforts to modify the label.