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Insects 2016, 7(4), 56; doi:10.3390/insects7040056

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: The Long, Torturous Struggle with Mosquitoes

Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
Academic Editor: Walter J. Tabachnick
Received: 9 August 2016 / Revised: 2 October 2016 / Accepted: 5 October 2016 / Published: 19 October 2016
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The American anti-mosquito movement grew out of the discovery of the role of mosquitoes in transferring pathogens and public concern about pest and nuisance mosquitoes in the late 1800s. In the 20th century, organized mosquito control in the United States passed through three eras: mechanical, chemical, and integrated mosquito control. Mosquito control in the 21st century faces the challenge of emerging pathogens, invasive mosquito species, and balancing concerns about the environment with effective control strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: mosquito control; history; emerging pathogens; medical entomology; environmental concerns mosquito control; history; emerging pathogens; medical entomology; environmental concerns
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