Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors: Past, Present, and Future
AbstractMosquitoes represent the major arthropod vectors of human disease worldwide transmitting malaria, lymphatic filariasis, and arboviruses such as dengue virus and Zika virus. Unfortunately, no treatment (in the form of vaccines or drugs) is available for most of these diseases and vector control is still the main form of prevention. The limitations of traditional insecticide-based strategies, particularly the development of insecticide resistance, have resulted in significant efforts to develop alternative eco-friendly methods. Biocontrol strategies aim to be sustainable and target a range of different mosquito species to reduce the current reliance on insecticide-based mosquito control. In this review, we outline non-insecticide based strategies that have been implemented or are currently being tested. We also highlight the use of mosquito behavioural knowledge that can be exploited for control strategies. View Full-Text
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Benelli, G.; Jeffries, C.L.; Walker, T. Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors: Past, Present, and Future. Insects 2016, 7, 52.
Benelli G, Jeffries CL, Walker T. Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors: Past, Present, and Future. Insects. 2016; 7(4):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Benelli, Giovanni; Jeffries, Claire L.; Walker, Thomas. 2016. "Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors: Past, Present, and Future." Insects 7, no. 4: 52.
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