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Research Project: Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2019)

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Project Number: 6036-32000-050-86-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
To develop novel passive delivery devices of spatial repellents for the protection of individual and garrisoned U.S. military soldiers from biting arthropods.

Approach:
Transfluthrin (TF) treated military bootlaces and custom designed tent entrance protective devices constructed from TF-containing multi-lumen polymer tubes will be evaluated. These studies will be conducted with colony reared species of mosquitoes at CMAVE in small cages, semi-field cages and against natural populations at local field study sites.