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Development and evaluation of a pyriproxyfen-treated device to control the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera:Culicidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23691625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The resurgence of dengue fever and the chikungunya epidemic make the control of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the vectors of these diseases, critically important. We developed and evaluated an Ae. aegypti control device that is visually-attractive to mosquitoes. This pyriproxyfen-treated device was evaluated for its impact on Ae. aegypti egg production and population dynamics in dengue-endemic areas in Thailand. The device consists of a "high rise" shaped ovitrap/ resting station covered with black cotton cloth. The device is easily collapsible and transportable. Ae. aegypti are generally drawn towards darker, shadier areas making this device physically attractive as a resting station to mosquitoes of all physiological stages. The results show this device suppressed Ae. aegypti populations after it was introduced into a village. The observed effect was primarily the result of the Ae. aegypti exposure to pyriproxyfen shortly after adult emergence or after taking a blood meal resulting in decreased egg production. We believe the device may be further improved physically and the formulation should be replaced to provide even better efficacy for controlling Ae. aegypti mosquito, populations.
Alongkot Ponlawat; Thanyalak Fansiri; Somwang Kurusarttra; Arissara Pongsiri; Patrick W McCardle; Brian P Evans; Brain P Evans; Jason H Richardson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-22     Completed Date:  2013-07-09     Revised Date:  2013-09-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Entomology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Aedes / drug effects*,  growth & development
Alphavirus Infections / prevention & control
Dengue / prevention & control*
Insect Control / methods*
Insect Vectors / drug effects*,  growth & development
Pyridines / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pyridines; 95737-68-1/pyriproxyfen
Erratum In:
Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2013 May;44(3):534
Note: Evans, Brain P [corrected to Evans, Brian P]

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