Yes, it can be used alongside other methods of pest control, as part of an integrated pest management strategy. The majority of existing control methods involve treatments against larvae; these are completely compatible with our approach and they can be continued during any programme. Insecticide spraying against adults could also continue but the timing should be such that an interval is observed after spraying prior to release of Oxitec males. Oxitec’s OX513A mosquito is just as susceptible to currently used insecticides as any other Aedes aegypti mosquito. Source reduction (looking for and removing potential breeding sites) is excellent practice and should always be observed and can be used alongside Oxitec mosquitoes.
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