Ignore this text box. It is used to detect spammers. If you enter anything into this text box, your message will not be sent. Indoor residual spraying is extensively used, especially for malaria and Chagas disease vector control. However, vector control programmes frequently lack well-trained field staff to apply the insecticides and to maintain the application equipment. With good skills and quality application equipment, hazards to human health and the environment, as well as financial losses, can be avoided. The WHOPES Manual for indoor residual spraying – application of residual sprays for vector control is intended to serve as a “model” for developing relevant training materials and procedures at country level, to ensure safe and effective use of insecticides in vector control programmes. Pesticides [D010575], Malaria [D008288], IRS, indoor residual spray, Safety [D012449], Efficiency [D004526], Mosquito Control [D009032] Source.