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Optimizing the colour and fabric of targets for the control of the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes
Background: Most cases of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) start with a bite from one of the subspecies of Glossina fuscipes. Tsetse use a range of olfactory and visual stimuli to locate their hosts and this response ...
Improving the cost-effectiveness of artificial visual baits for controlling the tsetse fly glossina fuscipes fuscipes
(Public Library of Science, 2009-07)
Tsetse flies, which transmit sleeping sickness to humans and nagana to cattle, are commonly controlled by stationary artificial baits consisting of traps or insecticide-treated screens known as targets. In Kenya the use ...
Vegetation and the importance of insecticide-treated target siting for control of glossina fuscipes fuscipes
(Public Library of Science, 2011-09-20)
Control of tsetse flies using insecticide-treated targets is often hampered by vegetation re-growth and encroachment which obscures a target and renders it less effective. Potentially this is of particular concern for the ...