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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety


Vector control

Updated on 11/04/2017

Keywords : Vector control (VC), Insecticides, Biocides, Mosquitos

Primarily due to climate change and the globalisation of trade, the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases (malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, etc.) has recently seen an increase. In the absence of any vaccine or treatment against these diseases, curbing their insect vectors, especially through the use of insecticides, remains the primary means of control. To be effective and sustainable, control of these insects must be based on alternating the use of active substances with different modes of action, in order to limit the development of insecticide resistance in these insect vectors. In this context and to ensure that public vector control operators have a wide range of products at their disposal, the Agency assesses the effectiveness and risks of use of these products, both in the regulatory framework applicable to all biocidal products and in the framework of specific vector control waivers for use.

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