Skip to main content
ARS Home » Southeast Area » Gainesville, Florida » Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology » Mosquito and Fly Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #326979

Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Mosquito Control Techniques Developed for the US Military and an Update on the AMCA

item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/14/2016
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Scientists at the USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology developed and field tested novel techniques to protect deployed military troops from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and sand flies. Methods that proved to be very effective included (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. Field studies have demonstrated the ability to suppress natural populations of mosquitoes that transmit diseases to both military and civilian populations. An update on the American Mosquito Control Association was given.