Pest Species

Tsetse Fly

Glossina palpalis gambiensis

Glossina tachinoides
Tsetse Flies

Burkina Faso

Cascades Region

Control Measure

Synopsis

  • From 1976-1979 a small scale study resulted in the elimination of tsetse from 100 square kilometers in the Guinea savannah south of Bobo Dioulasso.
  • A larger effort followed in the area of approximately 3000 square kilometers
  • Insecticide-impregnated screens were used to reduce the population
  • In May 1983 sterile males were released
  • By October 1983 no wild flies were recorded and the area remained fly free 6 months after the campaign.
  • The campaign ended in 1984

Learn More

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 ...

An integrated campaign against riverine tsetse, Glossina palpalis gambiensis and Glossina tachinoides by trapping, and the release of sterile males

An integrated campaign against riverine tsetse, Glossina palpalis gambiensis and Glossina tachinoides by trapping, and the release of sterile males,  International Journal of Tropical Insect Science,  5:439-442. 2011.
The combination of a trapping system of insecticide impregnated screens and biconical traps followed by the release of sterile males led to the complete control of Glossina palpalis gambiensis and Glossina tachinoides in the agro-pastoral zone of Sideradougou. This area, situated ...

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