Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: lessons learned. Author
|Kline, Daniel - Dan|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/20/2011
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Technical Abstract: Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is the principal vector of chikungunya fever and a critical vector of dengue. This daytime biting pest often causes the majority of service requests from urban and suburban residents in New Jersey and many other states and nations where it has spread. Our objective is to develop an effective stragegy for the area-wide control of Ae. albopictus while demonstrating the public health importance and socio-economic benefits of the area-wide control approach. The project was initiated in the spring of 2008, and we have now tested multiple control and education approaches, as well as gauged public interest, public participation, and overall costs. This presentation will summarize the project's progress, highlight our major findings, and try to elicit members of the audience into considering participating in the near future.