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Mosquito solutions

Successful mosquito control is best achieved by recognition and treatment of breeding sites. A regular program of inspections should be organized so that insect activity is stopped at its very source.

2006
Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored  fascicle , which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum , which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

Stop disease-causing insects before they hatch.

 

More than 125 mosquito species have already been documented with resistance to one or more insecticides. Since it is possible to detect the development of resistance in mosquitoes, control programs must remain vigilant in testing for this problem.

 

Integrated Pest Management Strategies combine the most economical, efficacious and environmentally sound pest control methods into a single, planned approach.

For Public Health

Abate larvicide is the ideal weapon for public health officials who specify a larvicide as part of their overall mosquito eradication program. Used according to label directions, Abate has the capability to reduce the mosquito population dramatically – killing the larvae before they develop into disease-carrying, adult mosquitoes.