Accession Number : AD0714466

Title :   Basic Mosquito Research and the Layman - A Challenge. ('How Are They Going to Control Mosquitoes When Guys Like You and Me Are Gone'),

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV KINGSTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : West, A. S.

Report Date : 21 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Mosquito control has evolved over the years with regard to insecticides, equipment and procedures. Advances through basic research on mosquitoes have kept pace with progress in control methods. Studies relating to disease transmission (eastern encephalitis for example) have involved fundamental virological and epidemiological work. An understanding of resistance to insecticides has involved detailed genetical studies. Our own studies on mosquito bite reactions have involved cooperation with allergists and chemists; and basic classical studies on the classification of mosquitoes, mosquito anatomy, physiology, and behavior have contributed to a more complete understanding of the group of organisms in which layman and scientist have a common interest. The scientist engaged in fundamental research on the genetics of resistance should have an interest and understanding of the mosquito problem in the field. The toxicologist concerned primarily with effects of new insecticides on mosquitoes in the laboratory should have some understanding of the economics of mosquito control. The Commissioner and the practitioner should be interested in listening to explanations, in layman's language, of the aims and objectives and possible significance of technical studies on mosquitoes.

Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE, CONTROL, PEST CONTROL, INSECT CONTROL, ENTOMOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE