Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: Resistance of Puerto Rican Aedes aegypti to permethrin, etofenprox, and propoxur Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 6, 2014
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Insecticide resistance impacts vector control. Characterizing resistance of mosquitoes allows for optimization of control strategies. Resistance to three insecticides was determined for susceptible and resistant (Puerto Rico) strains of Aedes aegypti. Groups of 10 females were topically dosed in triplicate. Dose- response curves were generated for each chemical pair and resistance ratios were calculated using the LD50 values. Resistance ratios were high for the pyrethroids and low for propoxur.