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1 June 2008 Field Comparison of Novel and Gold Standard Traps for Collecting Aedes albopictus in Northern Virginia
Wilhelmine H. Meeraus, Jennifer S. Armistead, Jorge R. Arias
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Aedes albopictus is a potential West Nile virus bridge vector in Northern Virginia; however, information regarding its virus transmission dynamics is limited, as this species is not readily collected in existing traps. This study used 5 replicates of a 5 × 5 Latin square to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of 2 novel host-seeking mosquito traps (the BG-SentinelTM and the Collapsible Mosquito Trap (CMT-20TM) in collecting Ae. albopictus, relative to a carbon dioxide (CO2)–baited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) miniature light trap. When used with CO2, the BG-Sentinel (with BG-Lure) collected 33 times more female Ae. albopictus per 24-h trapping period than did the CO2-baited CDC light trap. Without CO2, the BG-Sentinel (with BG-Lure) still collected over 6 times as many female Ae. albopictus as the CO2-baited CDC trap. Both configurations of the BG-Sentinel were significantly more effective than the other traps. The BG-Sentinel was also significantly more efficient in collecting Ae. albopictus and collected a high proportion of this species, both with CO2 and without CO2. The CMT-20 (with SkinLureTM) collected significantly more Ae. albopictus when used with CO2 than without CO2, but did not collect significantly more Ae. albopictus than the CO2-baited CDC light trap. The proportion of Ae. albopictus collected in the CMT-20 with CO2 and without CO2 did not differ significantly from the proportion of Ae. albopictus collected in the CDC trap.

Wilhelmine H. Meeraus, Jennifer S. Armistead, and Jorge R. Arias "Field Comparison of Novel and Gold Standard Traps for Collecting Aedes albopictus in Northern Virginia," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(2), 244-248, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/5676.1
Published: 1 June 2008
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