The effects of sustained release metofluthrin on the biting, movement, and mortality of Aedes aegypti in a domestic setting

Rapley, Luke P., Russell, Richard C., Montgomery, Brian L., and Ritchie, Scott A. (2009) The effects of sustained release metofluthrin on the biting, movement, and mortality of Aedes aegypti in a domestic setting. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81 (1). pp. 94-99.

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Abstract

The impact of a sustained release metofluthrin emanator and an allethrin-based mosquito coil on biting, movement and mortality of female Aedes aegypti was assessed in an apartment. In the room in which the metofluthrin emanator was activated, mosquito biting counts were reduced to zero. Metofluthrin also had a spillover effect, significantly (P < 0.001) reducing biting counts in a neighboring room 1, 4, and 24 hours after the emanator was activated when compared with either the coil or control (untreated) treatment. Mosquitoes were neither repelled nor expelled from a room exposed to metofluthrin. Indeed, a significantly (P = 0.023) greater proportion of mosquitoes were found in the treated room after exposure to metofluthrin when compared with either the coil or control treatment. Furthermore, in the room treated with metofluthrin the majority of mosquitoes died and a spillover effect into the neighboring room caused greater than one-third mortality of the mosquitoes. Metofluthrin could be used to prevent dengue transmission within a household.

Item ID: 5338
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Keywords: mosquito, dengue, virology
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With permission from American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2009 23:53
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060506 Virology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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