Reply To: Role of animated vectors in pathogen spreading

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Clara Marin

Historically, control measures have been based on the use of chemical insecticides (usually pyrethroids, carbamates or organophosphates), which, due to their toxicity characteristics, could only be used when animals are not present.

These days is essential to use in rotation molecules belonging to new families and which do not present cross-resistance with the most commonly used ones; molecules that present very low or no toxicity and which, of course, are authorised for use in the presence of animals so that there is no risk of toxicity or residues in meat; whose activity is adulticidal and larvicidal at the same time in order to control all the mobile forms of the life cycle.