Insecticidal Paints: A Realistic Approach to Vector Control? – University of Copenhagen

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02 May 2016

Insecticidal Paints: A Realistic Approach to Vector Control?

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This newest publication by UCPH researchers Karin Schiøler, Flemming Konradsen, and Michael Alifrangis explores the potential and limitations of insecticidal paints.

Insecticidal paints (IPs) have been commercially available for several years, mainly in Europe and North America, where they are promoted against nuisance pests that dwell on walls and ceilings. Although IPs have been suggested for the control of disease vectors since the 1940s, the concept has never gained much attention compared with Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), which offers the same basic mode of action. Today, however, IPs are receiving renewed interest for their potential use against disease vectors. This interest can be attributed to several factors, of which we list the most important below, along with the concerns that should be addressed before this intervention tool achieves widespread application.

UCPH researchers Karin Schiøler, Flemming Konradsen, and Michael Alifrangis are the authors of this new publication on Insecticidal Paints: A Realistic Approach to Vector Control? at PLOS.