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Title: Aspirator modification for the removal of mosquitoes from tight spaces

Author
item Kobylinski, Kevin
item Allan, Sandra - Sandy
item Connelly, Roxanne

Submitted to: Journal of the Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2007
Publication Date: 12/1/2007
Citation: Kobylinski, K.C., Allan, S.A., Connelly, R. 2007. Aspirator modification for the removal of mosquitoes from tight spaces. Journal of the Mosquito Control Association. 23(4):492-495

Interpretive Summary: An insect aspirator was modified to remove mosquitoes that entered an animal-baited experimental cage-within-a-cage. The modified aspirator is easy to maneuver inside tight spaces, powerful enough to aspirate mosquitoes but not remove scales or fluorescent marking powders, and will run continuously for at least 45 minutes.

Technical Abstract: An insect aspirator was modified to remove mosquitoes that entered an animal-baited experimental cage-within-a-cage. The modified aspirator is easy to maneuver inside tight spaces, powerful enough to aspirate mosquitoes but not remove scales or fluorescent marking powders, and will run continuously for at least 45 minutes.