Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: Insecticides and excitation behavior. Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 5, 2009
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Treatment of mosquitoes with insecticides can result from exposure to surface contact or sprays. Efficacy of surface contact can be impacted by landing and resting behavior on treated surfaces. Behavioral analysis of the landing and resting responses of 3 different mosquito species to pyrethroid-treated surfaces revealed that species and insecticide significantly affected response. Mosquitoes treated in a wind tunnel with ULV droplets of Duet or its subcomponents behaved differently according to the insecticides present. Significant behavioral responses will be discussed in the context of behavioral excitation.