Current Articles

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The Economics of Resistance

It would be extremely difficult to calculate, with any high degree of accuracy, the global economic impact of insecticide resistance. For starters, we must consider [...]
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Review of Resistance in US Mosquitoes

For mosquito abatement and vector control professionals, insecticide resistance is an ongoing battle that ultimately manifests at the local level. As attendees at the 2022 [...]
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Molecular Drivers of Insecticide Resistance in Malaria Vectors

Presenting to an audience of some 600 online attendees at the Global Mosquito Resistance Management Summit, Professor Charles S. Wondji of The Liverpool School of [...]
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Surveillance of Insecticide Resistance and Operational Research with Aedes aegypti in Mexico

Gabriela González Olvera, PhD, works within the Collaborative Unit for Entomological Bioassays, University of Yucatan, Mexico; and is part of an ongoing effort that involves [...]
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Susceptibility Status of Insecticides used for Mosquito Control in Asia

As part of its international outlook, the Global Mosquito Resistance Management Summit (held online in late March 2022) featured a review of insecticide resistance status [...]
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Life After Insecticide Resistance is Detected: A Conversation

After detecting insecticide resistance, understanding resistance management methods is key. This was the takeaway from a presentation from Dina Fonseca of the Rutgers University Center [...]
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Resistance Management: If Every Problem is Unique, can the Answer Be the Same?

Click on image to enlarge Janet McAllister, the distinguished PhD Medical Entomologist from the CDC Arboviral Diseases Branch of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, [...]
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Transient Tolerance to Pyrethroids in Gravid Mosquitoes

Innovation stemming from research is clearly the path to future progress in pursuit of resistance-breaking interventions for vector control. Mark Clifton, Executive Director of Chicago’s [...]
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Insecticide Resistance Status and Management in Collier County, Florida

Collier County Mosquito Control District’s Dr. Keira Lucas has become one of the most trusted authorities on mosquito insecticide resistance in the southeastern United States. [...]
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Insect Resistance Mechanisms and How (not) to Start Statewide Surveillance

Understanding insecticide resistance mechanisms, their prevalence among mosquito species, and standard resistance testing methods are critical first steps in effectively managing resistance. These foundational concepts [...]
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Opinion: Put VectorSurv on the Map

Let's take a moment and discuss some key precepts that relate strongly to Public Health and more narrowly, to vector-borne disease management: a proactive vs. [...]
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Resisting Resistance

In biological terms, resistance can be defined as the natural ability of an organism to withstand a damaging agent or adverse condition. Animals, plants, and [...]
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Valent BioSciences Team Brings Forth Novel Mode of Action Targeting Pyrethroid-Resistant Mosquitoes

Ten-Year Development Project Results in potential for First Mosquito Adulticide Based on Fermentation Technology An Experimental Use Permit (EUP) application has been submitted to US [...]