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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: Toxic Baits and Bait Stations Against Adult Mosquitoes

Authors
item Xue, Rui - ANAS. MOSQUITO CONTROL
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 3, 2005
Publication Date: April 3, 2005
Citation: Xue, R.D., Kline, D.L. 2005. Toxic baits and bait stations against adult mosquitoes. American Mosquito Control Association.

Technical Abstract: In the laboratory test, the results showed that two new formulations of boric acid and 1 formulation; of Spinosad mixed with sugar as toxic baits provided effective control for adult mosquitoes. Field boric acid and Fipronil bait stations with attractants reduced the landing rate counts for human subjects and the number of mosquitoes collected by traps with dry ice/CO2 as attractants. Boric acid baits sprayed on plants & vegetation also provided effective control for released adult mosquitoes in outdoor cages. The effect of boric acid on plants against adult mosquitoes lasted for about 2 weeks post treatments.

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