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Title: Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: lessons learned.

item FONSECA, DINA - Monmouth County
item HEALY, SEAN - Monmouth County
item CREPEAU, TARYN - Monmouth County
item UNLU, ISIK - Mercer County
item FARAJOLLAHI, ARY - Mercer County
item BARTLETT-HEALY, KRISTEN - Rutgers University
item HEALY, RANDY - Rutgers University
item SHEPARD, DON - Brandeis University
item HALASA, YARA - Brandeis University
item Strickman, Daniel
item HAMILTON, GEORGE - Rutgers University
item Kline, Daniel - Dan
item Clark, Gary

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/20/2011
Publication Date: N/A
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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.