Vector Control Resources

The following resources can assist vector control professionals with vector surveillance and reporting, pathogen testing in vectors, or insecticide resistance testing.

Mosquito Control

CDC Bottle Bioassay for Insecticide Resistance Testing

The use of insecticides to kill mosquitoes that spread dengue, West Nile, and other viruses, is one part of an integrated mosquito management program. Over time and repeated use, insecticide resistance can occur in mosquito populations. Insecticide resistance is an overall reduction in the ability of an insecticide to kill mosquitoes. In order to delay or prevent the development of insecticide resistance in vector populations, integrated vector management programs should include a resistance management component (Florida Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control 1998).

Read more about the CDC bottle bioassay.

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Tick Control

Training