Video: Insectary-in-a-box solves entomological dilemma

Indoor residual spraying program implementers depend on entomological research to test if insecticide sprayed on walls of homes is indeed killing malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. In a mere three weeks, the USAID-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying team turned a 40-by-8-foot shipping container into an insectary equipped for breeding, rearing, and testing mosquitoes. By not incurring the expense of buying land and renovating a building, the insectary-in-a-box cost less than US$20,000.

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