Evaluation of a peridomestic mosquito trap for integration into an Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) push-pull control strategy

Autor(es): Salazar Ferdinand V; Achee Nicole L; Grieco John P; Prabaripai Atchariya; Eisen Lars; Shah Pankhil; Chareonviriyaphap Theeraphap

Resumo: We determined the feasibility of using the BG-Sentinel? mosquito trap (BGS) as the pull component in a push-pull strategy to reduce indoor biting by Aedes aegypti. This included evaluating varying numbers of traps (1-4) and mosquito release numbers (10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250) on recapture rates under screen house conditions. Based on these variations in trap and mosquito numbers, release intervals were rotated through a completely randomized design with environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, and light intensity) and monitored throughout each experiment. Data from four sampling time points (05:30, 09:30, 13:30, and 17:30) indicate a recapture range among treatments of 66-98%. Furthermore, 2-3 traps were as effective in recapturing mosquitoes as 4 traps for all mosquito release numbers. Time trends indicate Day 1 (the day the mosquitoes were released) as the impact period" for recapture with peak numbers of marked mosquitoes collected at 09:30 or 4 h post-release. Information from this study will be used to guide the configuration of the BGS trap component of a push-pull vector control strategy currently in the proof-of-concept stage of development in Thailand and Peru."

Imprenta: Journal of Vector Ecology, v. 37, n. 1, p. 8-19, 2012

Identificador do objeto digital: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00195.x

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2012