Overexposing mosquitoes to insecticides under global warming: A public health concern?

Giovanni Benelli, André B.B. Wilke, Jeffrey R. Bloomquist, Nicolas Desneux, John C. Beier

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Abstract

The combined effect of global warming and insecticide exposure on the spread of mosquito-borne diseases is poorly studied. In our opinion, more resources should be diverted to this topic to further research efforts and deal with this increasing threat. It is particularly important to determine how Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex vector species cope with insecticide exposure under warming temperatures, as well as how both stressors may impact the activity of mosquito biocontrol agents. Herein, we promote a discussion on the topic, fostering a research agenda with insights for the longer-term implementation of mosquito control strategies under the Integrated Vector Management framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number143069
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume762
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 25 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aedes
  • Anopheles
  • Climate change
  • Culex
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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