Evaluation of three traps for sampling Aedes polynesiensis and other mosquito species in American Samoa

Schmaedick, Mark A., Ball, Tamara S., Burkot, Thomas R., and Gurr, Neil E. (2008) Evaluation of three traps for sampling Aedes polynesiensis and other mosquito species in American Samoa. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 24 (2). pp. 319-322.

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Abstract

The efficacy of the recently developed BG-Sentinel mosquito trap baited with BG-Lure (a combination of lactic acid, ammonia, and caproic acid) was evaluated in American Samoa against the omnidirectional Fay-Prince trap and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) light trap, both baited with carbon dioxide. The BG-Sentinel trap captured the greatest number of the important filariasis and dengue vector Aedes (Stegomyia) polynesiensis at all 3 collection locations; however, its catch rate was not significantly different from that of the Fay-Prince trap at 2 of the 3 trapping locations. The CDC light trap caught very few Ae. polynesiensis. The Fay-Prince trap was more efficient than the other 2 traps for collecting Aedes (Aedimorphus) nocturnus, Aedes (Finlaya) spp., Culex quinquefasciatus, and Culex annulirostris. The efficacy and convenience of the BG-Sentinel suggest further research is warranted to evaluate its potential as a possible efficient and safe alternative to landing catches for sampling Ae. polynesiensis in research and control efforts against filariasis and dengue in the South Pacific.

Item ID: 26501
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-6270
Keywords: Aedes polynesiensis, BG-Sentinel, Fay-Prince, CDC light trap, South Pacific
Funders: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 23:18
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060207 Population Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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