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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS Title: Overview of Mosquito Research Programs at the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Center for Medical, Agricultural & Veterinary Entomology

Authors
item Linthicum, Kenneth
item Allan, Sandra
item Barnard, Donald
item Becnel, James
item Bernier, Ulrich
item Carlson, David - RETIRED USDA, ARS
item Geden, Christopher
item Clark, Gary
item Hogsette, Jerome
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: Wing Beats of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2008
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Citation: Linthicum, K., Allan, S.A., Barnard, D.R., Becnel, J.J., Bernier, U.R., Carlson, D.A., Geden, C.J., Clark, G.G., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L. 2008. Overview of Mosquito Research Programs at the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Center for Medical, Agricultural & Veterinary Entomology. Wing Beats of the American Mosquito Control Association. 19(1):31-34.

Interpretive Summary: The Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), a U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service laboratory, was established in World War II to produce products to protect military personnel against insect vector of disease. Currently CMAVE conducts research on insects of agricultural, medical and veterinary importance with the goal of achieving control of pest species through environmentally compatible approaches. CMAVE consists of four Research Units: Behavior and Biocontrol, Chemistry, Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects, and Mosquito and Fly. The mosquito-related mission of the laboratory develops new products to detect biting insects, prevent insects from biting humans and animals, and effectively and safely control insects and arthropods of medical and veterinary importance.

Technical Abstract: The Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), a U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service laboratory, was established in World War II to produce products to protect military personnel against insect vector of disease. Currently the mission of CMAVE is to conduct research on insects of agricultural, medical and veterinary importance with the goal of achieving control of pest species through environmentally compatible approaches. CMAVE consists of four Research Units: Behavior and Biocontrol, Chemistry, Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects, and Mosquito and Fly. The mosquito-related mission of the laboratory develops and produces novel technologies for detection and population monitoring, repellents for the protection of humans and animals from biting and filth-breeding flies, and effective chemical, biological, and genetic control technologies, as well as integrated management strategies for insects and arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. This mission supports of a wide range of stakeholders, including the Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Defense, livestock commodity groups, farmers, individuals, and companion animals. The work often provides information that will not only protect these interests in the United States, but also overseas.

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