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.
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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.
Please see the attached PDF for associated text.
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.
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 Fridayâs 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.