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Research Project: Integrated Pest Management of Mosquitoes and Biting Flies

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Potential US military applications of transfluthrin: treated materials, emanators, and space sprays

item Gibson, Seth
item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken
item Kline, Daniel - Dan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/8/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: There is an increasing need for new vector control agents by military and civilian populations which is made more acute by the widespread resistance to traditional pyrethroids in important mosquito species. Spatial repellents such as transfluthrin provide an alternative to traditional use of pyrethroids. We conducted studies across a variety of ecological regions to investigate the capabilities of transfluthrin applied as a residual on US military materials, applied as a space spray, and emanated from diffusers at reducing incursion into protected spaces by disease vector mosquitoes. We found that transfluthrin may substantially reduce vector mosquitoes, but that efficacy varies by environment, target insect, substrate, and other key factors. Transfluthrin holds great promise to contribute significantly to integrated vector management systems.