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Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Novel USDA Mosquito Control Techniques 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: Novel techniques that we developed at the USDA to protect deployed military troops from the threat of vector-borne diseases are described. Some of the methods developed 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. These methods have demonstrated the ability to significantly reduce the biting population of mosquitoes and sand flies that transmit diseases to military and civilian populations.