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1 June 2012 Evaluation of a Peridomestic Mosquito Trap for Integration into an Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Push-Pull Control Strategy
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We determined the feasibility of using the BG-Sentinel™ mosquito trap (BGS) as the pull component in a push-pull strategy to reduce indoor biting by Aedes aegypti. This included evaluating varying numbers of traps (1–4) and mosquito release numbers (10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250) on recapture rates under screen house conditions. Based on these variations in trap and mosquito numbers, release intervals were rotated through a completely randomized design with environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, and light intensity) and monitored throughout each experiment. Data from four sampling time points (05:30, 09:30, 13:30, and 17:30) indicate a recapture range among treatments of 66–98%. Furthermore, 2–3 traps were as effective in recapturing mosquitoes as 4 traps for all mosquito release numbers. Time trends indicate Day 1 (the day the mosquitoes were released) as the “impact period” for recapture with peak numbers of marked mosquitoes collected at 09:30 or 4 h post-release. Information from this study will be used to guide the configuration of the BGS trap component of a push-pull vector control strategy currently in the proof-of-concept stage of development in Thailand and Peru.

Ferdinand V. Salazar, Nicole L. Achee, John P. Grieco, Atchariya Prabaripai, Lars Eisen, Pankhil Shah, and Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap "Evaluation of a Peridomestic Mosquito Trap for Integration into an Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Push-Pull Control Strategy," Journal of Vector Ecology 37(1), 8-19, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00195.x
Received: 18 April 2011; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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