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1 December 2012 Evaluation of Pioneer Eco-Backpack™ Sprayer and Twister XL™ Backpack Sprayer Using Aqualuer® Against Caged Adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus
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A Pioneer Eco-Backpack™ electric cold ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayer and a gas-powered Twister XL™ 3950 series 2 motorized knapsack ULV sprayer with Aqualuer® (20.6% permethrin AI) were evaluated against caged adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus in St. Augustine, FL. The Pioneer Eco-Backpack sprayer provided 100% knockdown of both species of mosquitoes at 15 min; the Twister XL backpack sprayer resulted in 17–23% knockdown at 15 min. Both backpack sprayers with Aqualuer resulted in 100% mortality of both species at 24 h. The new Pioneer Eco-Backpack sprayer powered by electricity could be a potential tool for mosquito control.

Rui-de Xue, Whitney A. Qualls, Mike L. Smith, Tong-Yan Zhao, and James R. Brown "Evaluation of Pioneer Eco-Backpack™ Sprayer and Twister XL™ Backpack Sprayer Using Aqualuer® Against Caged Adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28(4), (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.2987/12-6233R.1
Published: 1 December 2012
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