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1 June 2008 Post–Hurricane Rita Mosquito Surveillance and the Efficacy of Air Force Aerial Applications for Mosquito Control in East Texas
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Post–Hurricane Rita mosquito surveillance was carried out in 4 east Texas counties to determine mosquito abundance, species composition, and need for mosquito control. Subsequently, aerial applications of naled (Dibrom®) for mosquito control were made by the Air Force Aerial Spray Flight, while continued surveillance documented the efficacy of the applications. Psorophora columbiae was the predominant species in landing counts. Twenty-two mosquito species were represented in light trap collections with Aedes atlanitcus/tormentor, Culex nigripalpus, Ae. vexans, and Ps. columbiae making up 91% of the total. A total of 102,001 ha (252,052 acres) were aerially treated based on high mosquito abundance, exposure of first responders and residents to nuisance biting, and local interruption of electric utilities. A significant 90% decline in mosquito abundance was observed posttreatment.

Mark S. Breidenbaugh, Karl A. Haagsma, Wes W. Walker, and David M. Sanders "Post–Hurricane Rita Mosquito Surveillance and the Efficacy of Air Force Aerial Applications for Mosquito Control in East Texas," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(2), 327-330, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/5731.1
Published: 1 June 2008
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