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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL AND PROTECTION TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF MOSQUITOES AND FILTH FLIES Title: Susceptibility of mosquitoes to ingested insecticides.

Authors
item Allan, Sandra
item Geden, Christopher

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 10, 2006
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Mosquitoes are important vectors of many diseases of medical and veterinary importance. Control of adult mosquitoes is conventionally through application of aerial sprays, however, there are environmental and health concerns associated with these sprays. One approach for targeted control of mosquitoes in the proximity of an emergence site is the use of toxic sugar baits. In this study we examined the toxicity of a range of formulated active ingredients combined in a sugar solution. Efficacy of these compounds are compared between Aedes, Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes.

Technical Abstract: Mosquitoes are important vectors of many diseases of medical and veterinary importance. Control of adult mosquitoes is conventionally through application of aerial sprays, however, there are environmental and health concerns associated with these sprays. One approach for targeted control of mosquitoes in the proximity of an emergence site is the use of toxic sugar baits. In this study we examined the toxicity of a range of formulated active ingredients combined in a sugar solution. Efficacy of these compounds are compared between Aedes, Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes.

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