Impact of water renewal on the residual effect of larvicides in the control of Aedes aegypti.

Autor(es): Pontes Ricardo José Soares; Dantas Filho Fábio Fernandes; Alencar Carlos Henrique Morais de; Regazzi Ana Cláudia Ferreira; Cavalcanti Luciano Pamplona de Góes; Ramos Alberto Novaes; Lima José Wellington de Oliveira

Resumo: This study was carried out to evaluate the residual effect of three larvicides under laboratory conditions for 100 days in Aedes aegypti. The larval mortality rate was measured without water renewal or with daily water renewal (80%). With temephos, there was 100% mortality in both groups until the 70th day. In the Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti)-WDG test, there was no difference during the first 20 days. With Bti-G, without water renewal, mortality was sustained above 90% for up to 35 days. The second experiment (with water renewal) reduced the mortality to below 90% after the first 20 days. When renewed water was provided, the residual effect was significantly lower for all larvicides.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes; Dengue; Insect control; Insecticides; Organophosphate; Bacillus ringiensis

Imprenta: Memo?rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 105, n. 2, p. 220-224, 2010

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Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2010