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Larval Mosquito Control - Module 10

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Integrated Mosquito Management
Peter DeChant |  Manuel Lluberas, M.S.
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26 minutes
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Welcome to Module 10 Larvicides 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:

  • Rationale for using larval control techniques
  • Best practices for larviciding operations
  • Larvicide active ingredients, formulations, and application methods
  • How to choose the right larvicide
  • Calibrating and characterizing equipment and storing pesticides

Recommended reading for this module:

Additional Resources

  1. Reisen, W. and Brault, A.C. 2007. West Nile virus in North America: perspectives on epidemiology and intervention. Pest Management Science: formerly Pesticide Science, 63(7), pp.641-646.
  2. Regis, L., Silva-Filha, M.H., Nielsen-LeRoux, C. and Charles, J.F. 2001. Bacteriological larvicides of dipteran disease vectors. TRENDS in Parasitology, 17(8), pp.377-380.



Peter DeChant Related Seminars and Products

Peter DeChant started his career in 1978 as a field technician with Multnomah County Vector Control. He managed the county’s vector control program from 1983 to 1997 and then joined Abbott Laboratories (now Valent BioSciences LLC). At Valent BioSciences (VBC), his responsibilities grew as he managed technical and commercial development of biorational mosquito control products. DeChant retired from his role as VBC’s Global Technical Manager in 2020 and is now Chief Executive Officer of DeChant Vector Solutions LLC. In his career, he has achieved three patents, received the AMCA Industry Award, supported response to vector-borne disease outbreaks, and participated in global policy development.

Manuel Lluberas, M.S. Related Seminars and Products

Manuel Lluberas is an internationally recognized public health entomologist with almost forty years of experience on the business architecture of mosquito population management programs, capacity building, community engagement, disaster preparedness and response, and emergency vector control obtained in four continents. His many notable accomplishments include designing the malaria vector control structure of the President’s Malaria Initiative, directing mosquito control operations after the Indonesian tsunami, writing WHO’s Operational Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying, and giving keynote speaker in scientific conferences in Africa, South America, the Caribbean Basin, and the United States in English and Spanish. He’s the recipient of the AMCA’s Meritorious Ser-vice Award and was twice Finalist to the Rear Admiral Charles S. Stevenson Award for excellence in US Navy Preventive Medicine.