Residual effectiveness of λ-cyhalothrin harbourage sprays against foliage-resting mosquitoes in north Queensland

Muzari, Odwell M., Adamczyk, Rebecca, Davis, Joseph, Ritchie, Scott, and Devine, Gregor (2014) Residual effectiveness of λ-cyhalothrin harbourage sprays against foliage-resting mosquitoes in north Queensland. Journal of Medical Entomology, 51 (2). pp. 444-449.

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Abstract

The residual efficacy of lambda-cyhalothrin sprayed on foliage was evaluated against various mosquito species in sections of forest in Cairns, Queensland, Australia Weekly sweep-net collections in treated and untreated areas before and after spraying showed 87-100% reductions in mosquito numbers for the first 9 wk postspray. After that period, reductions fluctuated but remained >71% up to 14 wk posttreatment. Mosquito mortality ranged from 96 to 100% in contact bioassays of treated leaves during the 14 wk study. Our results demonstrate that spraying harborage vegetation with lambda-cyhalothrin is an extremely effective strategy for the control of sylvan and peridomestic mosquito species in tropical north Queensland.

Item ID: 35997
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0022-2585
Keywords: residual, harborage, lamda-cyhalothrin, spray, foliage
Funders: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 00:03
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110899 Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110804 Medical Virology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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