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Research Project: Improved Surveillance and Control of Stable Flies, House Flies, and Other Filth Flies

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Evaluation of Dynatraps® as an inexpensive alternative to CDC traps for adult mosquito monitoring

Author
item TRAORE, MOHAMED - University Of Sciences
item JUNNILA, AMY - University Of Sciences
item Hogsette, Jerome - Jerry
item Kline, Daniel - Dan
item MCKENZIE, KAREN - Woodstream Corporation
item KRAVCHENKO, VASILIY - Tel Aviv University
item KONE, ABOUDAKR - University Of Sciences
item DIARRA, RABIATOU - University Of Sciences
item TRAORE, SEKOU - University Of Sciences
item SANGARE, PENDA - University Of Sciences
item PETRANYI, GERGELY - University Of Sciences
item DIAKITE, ASSITAN - University Of Sciences
item TROARE, ISSA - University Of Sciences
item BEIER, JOHN - University Of Miami
item REVAY, EDITA - University Of Sciences
item XUE, RUI-DE - Anastasia Mosquito Control District
item MÜLLER, GUNTER - University Of Sciences

Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/5/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Mosquito monitoring traps for basic vector ecology research, risk assessment, and vector control programs are expensive for projects conducted in developing countries. It would be desirable to have reliable but inexpensive traps based on existing consumer products. We compared an off-the-shelf DynaTrap with the commonly used CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 and the CDC Miniature Downdraft Blacklight (UV) Trap Model 912 in two different ecological settings in Mali, West Africa. In all tests the consumer model DynaTrap captured more Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles gambiae than the CDC traps. Thus for less than one third of the cost, the DynaTrap outperformed both CDC traps and would be more affordable for countries with limited budgets.

Technical Abstract: Mosquito monitoring traps for basic vector ecology research, risk assessment, and vector control programs are expensive for projects conducted in developing countries. It would be desirable to have reliable but inexpensive traps based on existing consumer products. We compared an off-the-shelf DynaTrap, modified slightly to accept a larger catch bag, with the commonly used CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 and the CDC Miniature Downdraft Blacklight (UV) Trap Model 912 in two different ecological settings in Mali, West Africa. In all tests the consumer model DynaTrap captured more Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles gambiae than the CDC traps. Thus, for less than one third of the cost, including the catch bag modification, the DynaTrap outperformed both CDC traps and would be more affordable for countries with limited budgets.