Oviposition and olfaction responses of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to insecticides

Canyon, D.V., and Muller, R. (2013) Oviposition and olfaction responses of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to insecticides. Tropical Biomedicine, 30 (4). pp. 691-698.

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Insecticide applications are not particularly effective on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which has been attributed to their 'closet' behaviour, or ability to rest in places that remain unexposed to insecticides. Some researchers have suggested that insecticides repel mosquitoes, which would result in less exposure and increased dispersal. If repellence due to insecticides is a fact, acquiring a vector-borne disease, such as dengue, could legitimately be attributed to local vector control efforts and this would lead to restitution claims. This study thus investigated the effect of insecticide presence on mosquito behaviour indirectly via oviposition and directly via olfactory response. In all experiments, oviposition in each insecticide compared to its water and ethanol controls was not significantly different. This indicates that Ae. aegypti mosquitoes are not affected by insecticide presence and that increased dispersal is unlikely to be caused by vector control spraying.

Item ID: 33173
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0127-5720
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Funders: Queensland Health
Projects and Grants: Arbovirus grant ARBO00-07
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 09:49
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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