Historically, resistance has been believed to be a regional or district-wide issue, but the U.S. Zika outbreak taught us how to address mosquito populations at a block-by-block level. And from our work understanding and treating container-breeding species, the Susceptibility Assessment Mapping (SAM™) service was born.
Clarke’s SAM service offers our customers neighborhood-by-neighborhood insights into the susceptibility of their local mosquito population against various control products.
It follows a simple, six-step process:
SAM offers a quick and efficient way to understand the relative performance between products used across your district. We recommend it be used as an annual monitoring tool for susceptibility levels within your population. However, SAM is not a definitive tool to determine if your local mosquito population has resistance issues. If you identify any yellow flags in the data results, your best course of action is to do a formal field trial. Clarke can help.
Every mosquito control program fears developing resistance within their local mosquito populations. Susceptibility Assessment Mapping (SAM) is a service and knowledge-based service that delivers a true picture of product performance within your district.