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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

Title: Flies

Authors
item Hogsette, Jerome
item Amendt, Jens - FORENSISCHE BIOLOGIE/ENTO

Submitted to: World Health Organization
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2006
Publication Date: June 30, 2008
Citation: Hogsette, J.A., Amendt, J. 2008. Flies. In: Bonnefoy, X., Kampen, H., Sweeney, K., editors. Public Health Significance of Urban Pests. World Health Organization Regional Office, Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 209-237.

Interpretive Summary: Flies constitute a major group of nuisance species world wide in rural and urban situations. Many species are collectively called filth flies because of their association with potentially contaminated substrates. One way to make the public and health care officials more aware of the potential risks from flies and other pests in urban areas is by compiling the available information in book form. Scientists from Europe and the United States, including scientists at the USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL, were invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to write chapters on their areas of expertise and produce such a book. Topics discussed include potential nuisance species, fly biology, ecology, and control. The ability of flies to transmit diseases is covered thoroughly, and supported by ample references from recently published papers. The chapter is concluded by a list of benchmarks for a good fly control program and by a list of WHO recommendations.

Technical Abstract: Flies constitute a major group of nuisance species world wide in rural and urban situations. The public and health care officials can become more aware of the potential risks from flies and other urban pests by compiling the available information into an easily readable book form. Scientists from Europe and the United States were invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to write chapters on their areas of expertise and produce such a book. Topics discussed include potential nuisance species, fly biology, ecology, and control. The ability of flies to transmit diseases is covered thoroughly, and supported by ample references from recently published papers. The chapter is concluded by a list of benchmarks for a good fly control program and by a list of WHO recommendations.

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