From science to appliance -
A feasibility study on a novel strategy for mosquito control in Kenya
Since 2005 a novel strategy for the control mosquitoes has been investigated by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ in Leipzig (Germany): Biological insecticides in combination with natural competitors are, by way of comparison, environmentally friendly and reduce treated mosquito populations in a long-lasting, sustainable way! This novel approach has been successfully tested in artificial ecosystems, in German wetlands and also in a field experiment in Cameroon.
In collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology - ICIPE in Nairobi (Kenya), a feasibility study has been designed now to investigate the applicability of the new approach and to provide a basis for it's integration into existing and new strategies for malaria and mosquito control in Kenya. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.