Translator Disclaimer
1 June 2006 EFFICACY OF METHOPRENE FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL IN STORM WATER CATCH BASINS
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

This study evaluated the efficacy of methoprene, a widely used juvenile hormone mimic, formulated as 30-day slow release Altosid® pellets, at controlling mosquitoes in underground storm water drainage catch basins. Data from applications to ¼-sized cement catch basins in the laboratory, field observations from treated and untreated basins, and an experiment that confined mosquito larvae in floating emergence jars in catch basins showed that methoprene effectively controlled mosquitoes for a month under field conditions and substantially longer under laboratory conditions when applied at a dose of 3.5-g pellets per average-sized catch basin.

MARI BUTLER, ROGER A. LEBRUN, HOWARD S. GINSBERG, and ALAN D. GETTMAN "EFFICACY OF METHOPRENE FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL IN STORM WATER CATCH BASINS," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(2), 333-338, (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[333:EOMFMC]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2006
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top