Pesticide application equipment for vector control : twelfth report of the WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control [meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 11 April 1989]
Other TitlesMatériel d' application des pesticides pour la lutte antivectorielle : douzième rapport du Comité OMS d' experts de la biologie et de la lutte antivectorielle [réuni à Genève du 4 au 11 avril 1989]
Equipo para la aplicación de plaguicidas en la lucha antivectorial : l2 informe del Comité de Expertos de la OMS en Biología de los Vectores y Lucha Antivectorial [se reunió en Ginebra del 4 al 11 de abril de 1989]
AbstractIssues technical advice intended to guide the selection and improve the design of pesticide application equipment used in vector control operations. Addressed to manufacturers as well as to specialists in vector control, the book concentrates on a number of recent trends that are redefining the approach to effective vector control. These include intense concern about the environmental impact of chemicals, growing appreciation for the necessity of an integrated approach to control, and a corresponding move towards such non-chemical measures as environmental management and the use of biological agents. Noting the continuing need for pesticides, particularly in the emergency response to epidemics, the book places particular emphasis on equipment that is both suitable for use by communities and capable of delivering accurate and judicious quantities of pesticides. The report reviews problems encountered in the field use of seven main types of currently available equipment, moving from hand-operated compression sprayers to the use of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. For each type of equipment, an effort is made to pinpoint problems related to performance, durability, operation, maintenance, cost-effectiveness, and safety, and then to suggest the specific design modifications needed to overcome these problems. In keeping with the emphasis on non-chemical methods of control, subsequent sections outline equipment requirements for the use of entomopathogens, larvivorous fish, and other biological agents and offer advice on the selection of machinery and other equipment for use in environmental management strategies. Details range from an evaluation of bacteria strains most suitable for vector control to a table listing the applications of animal-drawn machines in eight operations commonly required for environmental management. The remaining sections address safety issues and discuss the crucial roles of training and research
WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control & World Health Organization. (1990). Pesticide application equipment for vector control : twelfth report of the WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control [meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 11 April 1989]. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38531
World Health Organization technical report series ; no. 791
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World Health Organization (1990)An illustrated guide to the technical design, operation, calibration, performance, safe use, maintenance, and testing of virtually all equipment - from hand-operated sprayers to fixed-wing aircraft - currently used for the chemical control of vectors. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated to reflect new thinking about the use of pesticides as well as to incorporate several major advances in equipment design. Revisions also respond to the need for practical advice, based on the actual use of equipment in the field, that can help ...
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