Tsetse fly eradication in Burkina Faso and evaluation of traps and targets

M. Clair, D. Cuisance, H. Politzar, P. Merot and B. Bauer,  STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE FOR TSETSE CONTROL AND ERADICATION,  1990.

Control operations against tsetse flies with the sterile insect technique (SIT) were conducted by the Centre de recherches sur les trypanosomoses animales (CRTA) (Institut d’élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux/Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (IEMVT/GTZ) Project), Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso). The project ended in 1984 with the eradication in the Sideradougou pastoral zone ofthe three tsetse species present there (Glossina palpalis gambiensis, G. tachinoides and G. morsitans submorsitans). Since 1985, besides monitoring of this area, the CRTA oriented its activities towards improving trapping by carrying out research on the form and colour of targets as well as the use of olfactory attractants.

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