Start Date: Oct 15, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Will extend the results and experiences derived from field trials and evaluations for the surveillance and control of the Asian tiger mosquito in Mercer and Monmouth Counties (New Jersey) to other areas where this mosquito is distributed and problematic. This will include utilization of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) developed and evaluated over the last five years. In addition, emerging information about insecticide resistance in this species and its patterns of introduction into the continental United States will be incorporated into control strategies. A unique aspect of this project will be the provision of a user friendly costing tool for vector control managers that will enable them to collect information about this increasingly important issue for mosquito control program managers. Technology transfer will be accomplished by presentations at a variety of local, state, national and international meetings; publications in peer-reviewed journals; and establishment of a unique website at the Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University that will be dedicated to the latest information on the biology and management of the Asian tiger mosquito. These communications will involve a multidisciplinary approach between local, state, federal, international and private interests; whose participants will be involved in the program throughout its development and expansion.