FMC Presents at National Pest Management Association Public Health Conference
Dr. Richman Covers Barrier Treatment for Reduction of Urban Mosquitoes
February 10, 2005 (Philadelphia, PA) – FMC Corporation’s (NYSE: FMC) Dina L. Richman, Ph.D., Product Development Manager, FMC Specialty Products Business, presented laboratory trial study results for the use of TalstarOne™ multi-insecticide in the residual control of mosquitoes at the National Pest Management Association’s public health conference. The two-day conference, held 1/6 –1/7 in New Orleans, provided a 2005 Perspective of Public Health Pest Implications and the role of the pest management professional on this frontier.
Mosquitoes, endemic throughout the United States, have the ability to transmit vector-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus, St. Louis, Eastern, Western, LaCross, and Cache Valley encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever and dog heartworm. Due to their public health significance, mosquitoes have been implicated in depressing property values, holding back land development, and adversely affecting tourism, recreation and work-related activities.
“This problem led FMC to investigate the use of TalstarOne™ multi-insecticide as a residual harborage treatment to control mosquitoes,” said Don Claus, Director, FMC Specialty Products Business.
The active ingredient in TalstarOne, a water-based multi-insecticide that contains no alpha cyano group, is used worldwide against a range of agricultural pests because of its stability under a wide range of conditions. It has a long residual efficacy against target insects; is relatively non-toxic to mammals and birds; and is a non-irritant formulation making it suitable for outdoor and indoor use – even in food handling areas.
In addition to information provided by Dr. Richman during the NPMA public health conference, FMC has sponsored a Public Health Pest Identification Guide designed to provide a comprehensive resource for pest management professionals. The Guide, which was introduced at the conference, is available by request through FMC’s website (www.fmcprosolutions.com) and as an insert in the January issue of Pest Control magazine.
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