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Effects of sublethal exposure to boric acid sugar bait on adult survival, host-seeking, bloodfeeding behavior, and reproduction of Stegomyia albopicta.
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PMID:  17067047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of sublethal exposure to 0.1% boric acid sugar bait on adult survival, host-seeking, bloodfeeding behavior, and reproduction of Stegomyia albopicta were studied in the laboratory. Survival of males as well as females was significantly reduced when exposed to the bait, compared to control adults. The host-seeking and bloodfeeding activities in the baited females decreased, but the mean duration of blood engorgement (probing to voluntary withdrawal of proboscis) was not significantly different between the baited and control females. The landing and biting rates (human forearm) were significantly reduced in the baited females compared to nonbaited controls. Fecundity and fertility (based on number of laid eggs per female and percentage egg hatch, respectively) in the baited females were significantly reduced, and ovarian development was retarded. Sublethal exposure to sugar-based boric acid bait has the potential to reduce adult populations of St. albopicta.
Arshad Ali; Rui-De Xue; Donald R Barnard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-27     Completed Date:  2006-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Florida, IFAS, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center and Department of Entomology and Nematology, Apopka 32703, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Boric Acids*
Feeding Behavior
Mosquito Control / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Boric Acids; 11113-50-1/boric acid

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