Location: Screwworm Research
Title: The screwworm eradication program: From an unlikely dream to an outstanding reality Authors
Submitted to: Entomology Society America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 21, 2012
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), was a devastating pest to all warm blooded animals in the United States and the rest of North America. Successful eradication of the screwworm was achieved by using the unique approach called the sterile insect technique. Here we will discuss the development and implementation of the program to eradicate screwworms. We will also indicate some of the current and future aspects regarding this highly successful program.