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Current GMF experiment

On 12/16 we set out to test the efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus GMF (Green Muscardine Fungus) on third instar larvae of the CRB.

Six larvae were used as a control and placed in mason jars filled with soil and debris from a compost pile found in the field. 2 tablespoons of GMF were then applied to the 1 cubic meter sized compost pile, and the material was stirred up to evenly distribute the spores. This time we took samples from the pile and added the material to the 6 remaining larvae.

There will be a follow up on the experiment every 4 days.

On 12/30/13 all control and treatment larvae were still alive. 20 ml of water were added to each jar to keep the contents moist. So far no GMF is visible.

Online Resources for Mosquito Surveillance on Guam

Armed Forces Pest Management Board This site has a huge pdf document library and mosquito identification guides A search for 'Guam mosquito' yielded more than 700 hits.

Army Medical Department Journal July-Sept 2011 Issue

The Lethal Ovitrap: A Response to the Resurgence of Dengue and Chikungunya 4
Brian C. Zeichner; COL Mustapha Debboun


Mosquitoes of Guam and the Northern Marianas: Distribution, 17
Checklists, and Notes on Mosquito-Borne Pathogens
Leopoldo M. Rueda, PhD; James E. Pecor, BS; Will K. Reeves, PhD; et

Dengue haemorrhagic fever: diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. 2nd edition. Geneva : World Health Organization. 1997. The contents of this book are available online. The chapter on vector surveillance and control may be of interest.

 

CRB Meeting

CRB MEETING # 10 *08/12/13* *Trappers: R. Cabrera & J. Diego* * Monitored trap route from Afame, Sinajana to Piti. 50 Traps checked, (14) beetles total: (7) old Asan Baseball Field, and (7) Piti Shooting Range. *Sanitation:* *K. Leon Guerrero, K. San Nicolas, & DJ Somol* * Scouted the Leo Palace Resort area. Four snags were cut down but one was identified positive for crb material: (0) Eggs, (0) 1^st , (26) 2^nd , (16) 3^rd , (0) Pupa, and (1F) Beetle. Half day scouting on approximately 20acres. More sanitation work needed in the area. *M. Hara & RJ San Miguel * * Completed sanitation work at Mercy Heights from last Friday’s mission. Materials were taken to Oka Point. More sanitation work needed in the area. *V. Benavente & C. Crisostomo* * Rapid Response: Aaron Palik; negative for infestation of compost around property fence. Feeding damages are visible on property and surrounding area. * Scouted from Perez Villa to Chln. La Chance. Heaving feeding damages seen in certain areas. Scouted approximately 20 acres. May require barrel trap deployment to some areas. Scouting: 40 Sq. Ac. Total *Pesticide: 35 Gallons total* *D. Diego, K. Leon Guerrero, K. San Nicolas, & DJ Somol* * Applied approximately 35 gallons of pesticide to the crowns of thirty-three coconut trees that line the entranceway of the UOG Triton farm in Wusstig. Rd., Yigo. *Others:* *M. Hara & RJ San Miguel: *Assisted R. Quitagua at UOG the first half of the day. K. San Nicolas * *J. Santos: *Contacted forestry department regarding assistance in the controlled burning of Oka Point. Was informed that all forestry personnel are backed up on projects due to a two-week delay at Adelup Compound.

CRB Meeting

CRB MEETING # 10 *08/12/13* *Trappers: R. Cabrera & J. Diego* * Monitored trap route from Afame, Sinajana to Piti. 50 Traps checked, (14) beetles total: (7) old Asan Baseball Field, and (7) Piti Shooting Range. *Sanitation:* *K. Leon Guerrero, K. San Nicolas, & DJ Somol* * Scouted the Leo Palace Resort area. Four snags were cut down but one was identified positive for crb material: (0) Eggs, (0) 1^st , (26) 2^nd , (16) 3^rd , (0) Pupa, and (1F) Beetle. Half day scouting on approximately 20acres. More sanitation work needed in the area. *M. Hara & RJ San Miguel * * Completed sanitation work at Mercy Heights from last Friday’s mission. Materials were taken to Oka Point. More sanitation work needed in the area. *V. Benavente & C. Crisostomo* * Rapid Response: Aaron Palik; negative for infestation of compost around property fence. Feeding damages are visible on property and surrounding area. * Scouted from Perez Villa to Chln. La Chance. Heaving feeding damages seen in certain areas. Scouted approximately 20 acres. May require barrel trap deployment to some areas. Scouting: 40 Sq. Ac. Total *Pesticide: 35 Gallons total* *D. Diego, K. Leon Guerrero, K. San Nicolas, & DJ Somol* * Applied approximately 35 gallons of pesticide to the crowns of thirty-three coconut trees that line the entranceway of the UOG Triton farm in Wusstig. Rd., Yigo. *Others:* *M. Hara & RJ San Miguel: *Assisted R. Quitagua at UOG the first half of the day. K. San Nicolas * *J. Santos: *Contacted forestry department regarding assistance in the controlled burning of Oka Point. Was informed that all forestry personnel are backed up on projects due to a two-week delay at Adelup Compound.

Fwd: 8/05 - 8/09 ICS FORM

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: 8/05 - 8/09 ICS FORM Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:24:09 +0000 From: Kenner San NIcolas To: Roland Quitagua , aubrey moore Have a great weekend!

CRB MEETING 10

 

CRB MEETING # 10

08/12/13

Trappers: R. Cabrera & J. Diego

  • Monitored trap route from Afame, Sinajana to Piti. 50 Traps checked, (14) beetles total: (7) old Asan Baseball Field, and (7) Piti Shooting Range.

Sanitation:

K. Leon Guerrero, K. San Nicolas, & DJ Somol

  • Scouted the Leo Palace Resort area. Four snags were cut down but one was identified positive for crb material: (0) Eggs, (0) 1st, (26) 2nd, (16) 3rd, (0) Pupa, and (1F) Beetle. Half day scouting on approximately 20acres. More sanitation work needed in the area.

M. Hara & RJ San Miguel

  • Completed sanitation work at Mercy Heights from last Friday’s mission. Materials were taken to Oka Point. More sanitation work needed in the area.

V. Benavente & C. Crisostomo

  • Rapid Response: Aaron Palik; negative for infestation of compost around property fence. Feeding damages are visible on property and surrounding area.

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