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1 June 2014 Fatigue from Multiple Host-Seeking Activity of Aedes albopictus and its Effects on Bloodfeeding Behavior and Deet Repellency
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A decrease in host-seeking activity in female Aedes albopictus was observed after exposure to a human hand tested in an olfactometer in the laboratory. The increased treatment times resulted in a decreasing response to a human hand. Fatigued/exhausted female mosquitoes after multiple host-seeking activities did prolong the blood engorgement time, compared with untreated nonfatigued mosquitoes. Also, fatigued mosquitoes showed a significant reduction in human host–attacking rates. The mean duration of protection from mosquito bites of human hand treated with 25% deet (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) was higher in fatigued than unfatigued mosquitoes.

2014 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
Rui-de Xue and Mustapha Debboun "Fatigue from Multiple Host-Seeking Activity of Aedes albopictus and its Effects on Bloodfeeding Behavior and Deet Repellency," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 30(2), 116-118, (1 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.2987/13-6374.1
Published: 1 June 2014
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