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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BITING ARTHROPODS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: A mobile App for military operational entomology pesticide applications

Authors
item Britch, Seth
item Linthicum, Kenneth
item Aldridge, Robert
item Yans, Matthew -
item Hill, David -
item Obenauer, Peter -
item Hoffman, Eric -

Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 27, 2014
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Extensive collaborative research between the USDA-ARS-CMAVE and multiple military and county/state/federal agencies has produced over 80 specific guidance points for innovative combinations of pesticide application equipment, pesticide formulations, and application techniques for aerosol and residual pesticide treatments in six ecological regions against a range of mosquito, sand fly, and filth fly nuisance and disease-vector threats. Although this information is disseminated for example in scientific and technical publications and professional meetings, there is a need to synthesize and distribute the information in a form relevant to public health professionals in the field. The mobile App fills this need in a dynamic and universal format.

Technical Abstract: Multiple field studies conducted for the Deployed War Fighter Protection (DWFP) research program have generated over 80 specific guidance points for innovative combinations of pesticide application equipment, pesticide formulations, and application techniques for aerosol and residual pesticide treatments in six ecological regions against a range of mosquito, sand fly, and filth fly nuisance and disease-vector threats. To synthesize and operationalize these DWFP field and laboratory efficacy data we developed an interactive iOS and Android mobile software application, the Pesticide App, consisting of specific pesticide application guidance organized by environment and target insect vector species.

Last Modified: 9/20/2014
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