CONTROL AND PROTECTION TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF MOSQUITOES AND FILTH FLIES
Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: A cylindrical, collapsible, and economical field cage for mosquito research.
Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 5, 2007
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
Citation: Cooperband, M.F., Clark, G.G., Spears, B.M., Allan, S.A. 2007. A cylindrical, collapsible, and economical field cage for mosquito research.. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(4) p. 484-487.
Interpretive Summary: A new cage was designed to study caged mosquitoes in ULV (ultra low-volume) insecticide spray studies in the field. Insecticide droplets may enter the cage from any direction because all surfaces are mesh. Cages can be collapsed in seconds, and reassembly is quick and simple. A 26-cm diameter cage can be constructed for less than six U.S. dollars.