Project 2: Evaluation of Vector InterventionsProject Leaders: Gabe Hamer (Texas A&M AgriLife Research) and Scott Weaver (UTMB)


Investigators: G. Hamer, S. Weaver, K. Dickinson, L. Meyers, I. Badillo, R. Bueno, W. Qualls, M. Debboun, C. Vitek, J. Thomas

We will be working closely with state and local agencies to evaluate multiple forms of mosquito control techniques in Texas. One mosquito control technique our team will deploy in communities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is the CDC Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap, which kills adult mosquitoes without the use of insecticides. We will also be working with local agencies currently conducting mosquito control activities to determine if adult and/or larval mosquito control are successfully reducing mosquito populations.

Project-related Publications

E. Martin, M. Medeiros, E. Carbajal, E. Valdez, J. Juarez, S. Garcia Luna, A. Salazar, W. Qualls, S. Hinojosa, M. Borucki, H. Manley, I. Badillo-Vargas, M. Frank, G. L. Hamer. 2019. Surveillance of Aedes aegypti indoors and outdoors using Autocidal Gravid Ovitraps in South Texas during local transmission of Zika virus, 2016 to 2018. Acta Tropica.

Hamer Group and Project Map
Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases
Field Work
Project 2 Photo
Texas A&M AgriLife
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
Harris County Public Health