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1 December 2014 The Landing of Field Mosquitoes on Permethrin-Treated Military Uniforms in Queensland, Australia
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A study to evaluate the protection provided by permethrin-treated military fabric following cold-water washing against host-seeking mosquitoes is reported. The landing/probing of native mosquitoes on Australian Defence Force Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform shirts treated by dipping in 0.6% permethrin emulsion (Perigen Defence®, containing 500 g/l permethrin), and commercial factory treatments in the USA (Factory A) and Europe (Factory B) were recorded after 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 washes. The study showed that significantly shorter landing/probing times compared with untreated controls were recorded for shirts treated with Factory A treatment after 0 and 1 wash, and for the Factory B treatment after 0 washes, and there were no differences between permethrin treatment and control landing. The study concludes that better methods to assess protection from landing/probing mosquitoes in the field are needed.

2014 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
S. P. Frances, D. O. Mackenzie, R. Sferopoulos, and Bin Lee "The Landing of Field Mosquitoes on Permethrin-Treated Military Uniforms in Queensland, Australia," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 30(4), 312-314, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.2987/14-6428R.1
Published: 1 December 2014
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