Puggioli A, L Grigoraki, K Maridis, V Douris, R Bellini, J Vontas
7th International SOVE Congress,
1-7 October 2017 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Culex pipiens is one of the most common mosquito in urban areas, it causes nuisance due to its biting behaviour, and it is the main vector of several human diseases, including West Nile Virus. Vector control by insecticides is the main tool to prevent these diseases and the insect growth regulator diflubenzuron is one of the most effective mosquito larvicides used in Europe. Its intense use can result in the selection of insecticide resistance, it is therefore of fundamental importance to monitor the susceptibility levels to this active principle in the target species in order to prevent and menage the insurgence of resistance phenomena.