Aircraft Disinsection Research

The Department of Transportation (DOT), in association with a number of US Government agencies, has been exploring alternative approaches to the disinsection of aircraft using insecticides. To further this effort, DOT supported research by ARS's Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE). That research has shown that non-chemical approaches are a promising alternative to the use of insecticides. Accordingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to hold an informal meeting of the key members of the global community who have a stake in aircraft disinsection at CMAVE in the fall of 2008. This is expected to be followed by a formal meeting of all interested parties at WHO Headquarters. The funding will be utilized by CMAVE for contributing to the (a) research that will be presented at the WHO meeting in Florida and (b) initiate research activities that arise following this meeting. The scope of the work covers CMAVE's research that is needed to improve and refine existing, non-insecticidal aircraft disinsection techniques. Proposed tasks for this project include: (1) conducting research on the use of netting material for improved aircraft disinsection; (2) preparing a protocol for disinsecting an airplane; and (3) conducting research to answer questions and concerns arising at the informal WHO meeting in Florida.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Konheim, Arnold

  • Performing Organizations:

    Department of Agriculture

    Independence Avenue, Between 12th and 14th Streets, SW
    Washington, DC    20250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hogsette, Jerome

  • Start Date: 20080930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35184

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492235
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTOS59-10-G-00108
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2013 1:00AM