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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Method and Compositions for Attracting Mosquitoes

Authors
item Nolen, Jim - BIOSENSORY, INC.
item Bedoukian, Robert - BEDOUKIAN RESEARCH, INC.
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: December 28, 2000
Publication Date: March 15, 2005
Citation: Nolen, J.A., Bedoukian, R.H., Kline, D.L. 2005. Method and compositions for attracting mosquitoes. U.S. Patent 6,866,858 B2.

Technical Abstract: This invention reports compounds that have been discovered to be useful in compositions, formulations and in methods and apparatus for attracting mosquitoes. 1-Alkyn-3-ol compounds of the formula: where R1 is a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing 1 to about 12 carbon atoms, and R2 is a hydrogen, are effective attractants for mosquitoes. Depending on the particular mosquito species, a particular 1-alkyn-3-ol may be more effective and be preferred for that species of mosquito. The attractant compounds may be utilized singly or as mixtures of two or more of such compounds. Moreover, the attractant compounds of this invention can be utilized in combination with other known mosquito attractants, such as for example, in combination with carbon dioxide and/or heat.

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