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Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: USDA Mosquito Control Product Research for the US Military

item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/2/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: New techniques that were developed at the USDA to protect deployed military troops from the threat of vector-borne diseases and are also applicable for use by civilian mosquito control program use are described. Techniques to be illustrated include: (1) novel military personal protection methods, (2) barrier treatments of artificial materials and natural vegetation, and (3) ground and aerial ULV and thermal fog applications for adult mosquito suppression. These methods have shown demonstrated efficacy in reducing populations of mosquito and sand fly vectors of diseases that pose a risk to both military and civilian populations.