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5 The sterile insect technique used as a barrier control against reinfestation

From the book Optimization and Control for Partial Differential Equations

  • Luis Almeida , Jorge Estrada and Nicolas Vauchelet


The sterile insect technique consists in massive release of sterilized males in the aim to reduce the size of mosquitoes population or even eradicate it. In this work, we investigate the feasibility of using the sterile insect technique as a barrier against reinvasion. More precisely, we provide some numerical simulations and mathematical results showing that performing the sterile insect technique on a band large enough may stop reinvasion.

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