Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Potential US military applications of transfluthrin: treated materials, emanators, and space sprays
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/8/2021
Publication Date: N/A
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.