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Biological control of human disease vectors: a perspective on challenges and opportunities.

Matthew B Thomas

Biocontrol (Dordr) 2018 10;63(1):61-69. Epub 2017 May 10.

Department of Entomology and Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Chemical insecticides are the mainstay of contemporary control of human disease vectors. However, the spread of insecticide resistance and the emergence of new disease threats are creating an urgent need for alternative tools. This perspective paper explores whether biological control might be able to make a greater contribution to vector control in the future, and highlights some of the challenges in taking a technology from initial concept through to operational use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10526-017-9815-yDOI Listing
May 2017
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Predatory mites double the economic injury level of in strawberry.

Biocontrol (Dordr) 2016 15;61(6):661-669. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, School of Life Sciences, Keele University, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5BG UK.

The western flower thrips (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) causes bronzing to strawberry fruit. Management of insecticide-resistant strains relies on the integration of predators with carefully timed use of the few insecticides available. Effective management requires better understanding of economic injury levels (EILs) and the factors that affect them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10526-016-9747-yDOI Listing
June 2016
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