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Visualizing Efficacy of Pesticides Against Disease Vector Mosquitoes in the Field

DOI :

10.3791/58440-v

10:49 min

March 16th, 2019

March 16th, 2019

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1Mosquito & Fly Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Center for Medical, Agricultural, & Veterinary Entomology, 2East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control

The efficacy of public health pesticides targeting nuisance and disease-vector insects is not uniform across different ecological zones. Here we present a system of techniques using captive vector insects as sentinels for pesticide efficacy to derive electronic maps supporting the standard evaluation of pesticides across multiple environments.

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Pesticide Efficacy

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