Efficacy of methyl bromide fumigation and insecticidal dips against Aedes eggs on lucky bamboo

Ritchie, Scott A., Long, Sharron A., and Montgomery, Brian L. (2004) Efficacy of methyl bromide fumigation and insecticidal dips against Aedes eggs on lucky bamboo. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 20 (3). pp. 283-285.

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Abstract

Importation of lucky bamboo (Dracaena sp.) stalk clusters has led to the accidental importation of Aedes albopictus in some countries. Current methods of fumigation using methyl bromide are harmful to live plants and thus are not acceptable. We exposed Aedes aegypti eggs to methyl bromide at rates of 32 g/m3 for 2 and 3 h and 48 g/m3 for 3 h, achieving complete control in 0/5, 1/5, and 5/5 replicates, respectively. Submersion for 1 min in aqueous solutions of 0.04% active ingredient (AI) lambda-cyhalothrin, 0.04% AI bifenthrin and carbaryl + malathion (both 0.1% AI) + petroleum oil (1% AI) provided 100% control of Ae. aegypti eggs laid on Dracaena stalk clusters. These methods, apparently harmless to plants, would have application in preventing the importation of exotic Aedes eggs on lucky bamboo shipments.

Item ID: 6699
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: fumigants; insecticides; Lucky Bamboo; Methyl BromideSpermatophyta; Angiospermae; monocotyledones; Agavaceae; Invertebrata; Arthropoda; Insecta; Diptera; Culicidae; biopesticide; botanical insecticide; terpenoid; pesticides; Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus; pyrethrins; methyl bromide; quarantine; parasite; vector; ectoparasite; chemical control; efficiency; insecticide; bromides; fumigation
ISSN: 1943-6270
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 01:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 30%
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