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Insecticide Resistance - Module 12

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Integrated Mosquito Management
Alden Estep, Ph. D. |  Lindsay Baxter, M.S.
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20 minutes
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Welcome to Module 12 Insecticide Resistance of the AMCA Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Virtual Training Program. This training program will provide you with the knowledge needed to understand and conduct Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM); including topics such as mosquito biology and the five main components of IMM: community engagement, collecting and using data, reducing potential larval habitat, using all control methods available and reasonable, and regularly evaluating the efficacy of the program.

Note, that this module is part of a larger program, and if you are interested in completing the AMCA Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Virtual Training Program Certificate, you MUST do this module within the overall program. Please subscribe to the program prior to beginning this module, please click here to begin

Specifically, this module will cover:

  • The implications for insecticide resistance to all mosquito control
  • Selection for insecticide resistance
  • Mechanisms of insecticide resistance
  • Investigating insecticide resistance in field collected mosquitoes
  • Insecticide resistance management strategies

Recommended reading for this module:

Additional Resources

  1. Scott, M. L. et al. 2021. Characterization of pyrethroid resistance mechanisms in Aedes aegypti from the Florida Keys. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(3), 1111.
  2. IRAC. 2011. Resistance Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Improved Public Health.



Alden Estep, Ph. D. Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Alden Estep is a Research Entomologist in the Mosquito & Fly Research Unit of the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology. His laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and flies, develops new methods to rapidly assess resistance and pathogens in field populations, and develops effective mitigation strategies for the control of resistant arthropods. He has published more than 60 articles related to insect toxicology, genomics, and insecticide resistance and served on graduate committees through an adjunct appointment. He has also given numerous presentations, lectures, and webinars on insecticide resistance and RNA interference.

Lindsay Baxter, M.S. Related Seminars and Products

Lindsay Baxter manages the pesticide resistance monitoring program within the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases (NEVBD). She received her M.S. in Entomology with a concentration in medical entomology and public health from Cornell University in May of 2021. Her thesis explored the environmental associations of Powassan virus and Ixodes scapularis ticks in a hotspot in Southern Maine. Baxter is one of nine students to complete a M.S. through the NEVBD. In her current role, she works with mosquito control and public health professionals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to identify and further investigate pesticide resistance in medically important ticks and mosquitoes.