Read by QxMD icon Read

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association

Prin Phunngam, Umarin Boonkue, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Michael J Bangs, Uraiwan Arunyawat
Precise mosquito species identification is an essential step for proper management and control of malaria vectors. Misidentification of members in the Anopheles dirus complex, some which are primary malaria vectors in Thailand and mainland Southeast Asia, remains problematic because of indistinguishable or overlapping morphological characters between sibling species. Moreover, there is a need for alternative methods, since the existing molecular techniques in the literature are not entirely satisfactory in differentiating all members in the An...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Qin-Mei Liu, Chun-Xiao Li, Qun Wu, Qing-Ming Shi, Ai-Juan Sun, Heng-Duan Zhang, Xiao-Xia Guo, Yan-De Dong, Dan Xing, Ying-Mei Zhang, Qian Han, Xiao-Ping Diao, Tong-Yan Zhao
Culex quinquefasciatus is one of China's major house-dwelling mosquito species and an important vector of filariasis and encephalitis. Chemical treatments represent one of the most successful approaches for comprehensive mosquito prevention and control. However, the widespread use of chemical pesticides has led to the occurrence and development of insecticide resistance. Therefore, in-depth studies of resistance to insecticides are of vital importance. In this study, we performed a gene expression analysis to investigate genes from Cx...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Stephanie L Richards, Jo Anne G Balanay, Brian D Byrd, Michael H Reiskind, Diane M Styers
Mosquitoes are a nuisance and can transmit pathogens to humans and other animals, resulting in notable morbidity and mortality. Organized mosquito control programs conduct surveillance, source reduction, treatment of mosquito oviposition sites, and adulticiding to protect public health. However, in some regions, there has been a decline in county and municipal mosquito control programs, and homeowners increasingly contract with private mosquito control companies or address mosquito-related issues themselves at the household level...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Simona Armeli Minicante, Sara Carlin, Marica Stocco, Adriano Sfriso, Gioia Capelli, Fabrizio Montarsi
Activity of ethanolic extracts of the algae Ulva rigida, Asparagopsis taxiformis, Dictyota dichotoma, and Cystoseira barbata, collected along Italian coasts, was tested against larvae of the Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus), a vector of pathogens for animals and humans. Tests were carried out using 10 specimens of 3rd-stage larvae per test, following the World Health Organization standard protocol with minor modifications. Among algal extracts, only D. dichotoma was active against the larvae of Ae. albopictus...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
M T Hall, A C Briley, E J Lindroth, J D Fajardo, J E Cilek, A G Richardson
Larvicidal oils can be used to control immature Aedes aegypti and other pestiferous mosquitoes. To test whether oil-based larvicides also act as oviposition deterrents, indoor and semi-field trials were conducted at the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, FL. In both studies, treatment cages consisted of oviposition cups lined with seed germination paper as an oviposition substrate and filled with 1-wk-old southern live oak ( Quercus virginiana) leaf litter-infused water. Treatment cages consisted of 2 cups treated with CocoBear™ Mosquito Larvicidal Oil, while 2 cups were untreated...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
James E Cilek, Joshua R Weston, Alec G Richardson
We compared the efficacy of the Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap (BG-GAT) and Biogents-2 Sentinel (BG2S) trap to assess differences in adult mosquito collection rates between these 2 mosquito surveillance methods in northeastern Florida. Species diversity of trap collections was significantly greater for BG2S than for BG-GAT, with 14 mosquito species collected from the former trap and 4 species from the latter. Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were the 2 predominant species collected in both traps. Overall, BG2S traps collected significantly more mosquitoes (in some instances nearly 5 times) than the BG-GAT, regardless of species...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Ferdinand V Salazar, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, John P Grieco, Atchariya Prabaripai, Suppaluck Polsomboon, Kaymart A Gimutao, Michael J Bangs, Nicole L Achee
The efficacy of the BG-Sentinel™ (BGS) trap as a "pull" component of a "push-pull" system (PPS) for management of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, was evaluated using local households in Pu Tuey, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The pull component was the concluding phase of a 3-part investigation using a PPS combination spatial repellent (SR) and BGS trap to capture adult vector mosquitoes. Two sentinel households were selected for evaluation of BGS trap efficacy based on the highest pretrial indoor resting densities of Ae...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
P M Venkatesh, A Sen
Attraction of Aedes aegypti to various binary, trinary, and quaternary blends of lactic acid and ketones with or without ammonia was studied using a dual choice olfactometer. A dose dependent attraction was observed in cases of single compounds where cyclopentanone attracted the highest percentage (36.9 ± 1.8%) of Ae. aegypti when tested alone. No significant difference was observed between the attraction levels of trinary and binary blends of lactic acid and acetone or butanone when tested against clear air...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Brian Federici, Mir Mulla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Júlia Dos Santos Silva, Catarina Macedo Lopes, Anthony Érico Guimarães, Cecilia Ferreira De Mello, Jeronimo Alencar
A temporal observational study was conducted with the aim of characterizing Culicidae richness, diversity, abundance, and species similarity in fragments of Atlantic Forest within the Itatiaia National Park, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total of 31 mosquito species were collected in 2 sampling stations, during the day and night, and the abundance index and dominance coefficient for each species were calculated. The results showed that the culicid density was higher during the day, and the time preference was directly influenced by the climate variables analyzed, which acted as limiting factors for mosquito occurrence...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Andrea Drago, Giulia Simonato, Stefano Vettore, Simone Martini, Antonio Frangipane Di Regalbono, Rudi Cassini
Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens are commonly distributed in Italy and represent the main species found in catch basins. The application of a silicone-based film (e.g., Aquatain®) is a new tool recently introduced for treating catch basins. While the efficacy of Aquatain has been experimentally demonstrated, its use is still lacking an appropriate monitoring procedure. The present study compared the differences in the efficacy of treatment assessment between a newly developed floating system (FS), which was designed to collect emerging adults, with the standard dipper procedure, used for estimating the abundance of mosquito larvae...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Amy Trimm, Andrew Insch, Ture Carlson
Culex coronator has been identified in Shelby County, TN, for the first time as an established species. This is an important discovery since the range of Cx. coronator is unknown in Tennessee and it has been found positive for West Nile virus. Larvae and an adult were discovered during routine surveillance. Larvae were collected at 9 different locations, while the 1 adult captured was at the 10th isolated location.
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Michael T Riles, John P Smith, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, C Roxanne Connelly, Gary W Morse, Brian D Byrd
The presence of Aedes j. japonicus in Florida is reported for the first time. Four adult females were collected by a Mosquito Magnet® X trap baited with pressurized CO2 in Okaloosa County, FL, in August 2012 and later identified as Ae. japonicus in 2014. Additional adult and larval specimens were collected during 2014-17 from Bay, Leon, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton counties, Florida. Notes are provided on the location, general habitats, and mosquito associates that may be found with Ae. japonicus in northwestern Florida...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Yuan Shen, Rui-De Xue, Christopher S Bibbs
Three repellent products, OFF! Mosquito Lamp, Insecticandel, and Rescue DecoShield, were comparatively evaluated against Aedes aegypti in 130-m2 enclosed areas with a 317-m3 air volume. The results showed that the OFF! Mosquito Lamp with metofluthrin had a greater effect than the Insecticandel with transfluthrin, which had greater effect than the DecoShield with lemongrass oil and several other plant oils against Ae. aegypti. The OFF! Mosquito Lamp was the only product to exceed 50% mortality. An outdoor semi-field evaluation was conducted to determine the effect by distance of the product...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Roger S Nasci, Amy B Runde, Marlon Henry, Justin E Harbison
Effectiveness in controlling mosquito larvae in stormwater catch basins in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (northeastern Cook County, IL) was determined for 2 extended-duration larvicides indicating up to 180 days of control on their labels (Natular™ XRT, FourStar® Briquet) and 3 larvicides indicating up to 30 days of control (Natular™ T30, Natular™ G30, and VectoLex® FG). Over the course of the 26-wk study, catch basins receiving the extended-release products were treated twice (an initial treatment in early April followed by a re-treatment after 16 wk), and catch basins receiving the shorter-duration products were treated every 28 days, with the 1st treatment occurring during the 1st week in April...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Antonia Dibernardo, Michael J Turell, L Robbin Lindsay, Courtney Loomer, Mahmood Iranpour
The recent introduction of Zika virus (ZIKV) into the Americas and the occurrence of birth defects associated with infection during pregnancy have created a concern about the spread of this virus into more northern countries in the Americas. Therefore, we examined several species of mosquitoes found in southern Manitoba, Canada, for their susceptibility to infection and their ability to transmit ZIKV. Aedes cinereus, Ae. euedes, Ae. fitchii, Ae. sticticus, Ae. vexans, Coquillettidia perturbans, Culex restuans, and Cx...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Kyndall C Dye-Braumuller, Kenneth F Haynes, Grayson C Brown
The pyrethroid prallethrin, an AI in DUET™ (Clarke Mosquito Control, St. Charles, IL), is widely marketed ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito adulticide. Volatilized prallethrin is intended to stimulate mosquito flight, increasing its adulticide effectiveness. However, field tests using volatilized prallethrin have not produced significant differences in mosquito trap catches, leading to questions regarding prallethrin's behavioral impact efficacy. Thus, we conducted laboratory tests of prallethrin's effect on flight behavior of adult female Asian tiger mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus...
December 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Richard C Russell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Mikel Bengoa, Roger Eritja, Sarah Delacour, Miguel Ángel Miranda, Antonio Sureda, Javier Lucientes
The invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus, found in Spain since 2004, is a competent vector of yellow fever, Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses among other diseases. Although controversial, the use of adulticiding is a relevant tool for vector control and could be crucial for the management of any possible outbreak of imported diseases. We present the 1st study in Spain on the susceptibility of field populations from Barcelona, Peñíscola, Castellón, and Mallorca of Ae. albopictus to several pyrethroids using either bioassays under the World Health Organization methodology and biochemical tests...
September 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Siriporn Phasomkusolsil, Kanchana Pantuwatana, Jaruwan Tawong, Weeraphan Khongtak, Yossasin Kertmanee, Nantaporn Monkanna, Sakon Khaosanorh, Elizabeth W Wanja, Silas A Davidson
Successful mating by male mosquitoes is dependent on several factors, with sugar feeding being particularly important. The effect of ingested vitamins on adult male mosquitoes is poorly understood. This laboratory study used 3 anopheline species, Anopheles campestris, An. dirus, and An. sawadwongporni, to study the effect of sugar and vitamins on male longevity, copulation, and fecundity. Males were fed 1 of 5 diets containing different combinations of sugar and vitamins: 10% glucose, 10% sucrose, 10% multivitamin syrup, 10% multivitamin syrup + 10% glucose, and 10% multivitamin syrup + 10% sucrose...
September 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"