Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (2003) 19, 170-171

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Scott A. Ritchie and Sharron Long (2003)
Does S-methoprene affect oviposition by Aedes aegypti in an ovitrap?
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 19 (2), 170-171
Abstract: We conducted a field study to test if the addition of a pellet of S-methoprene (Altosid® pellets) to an ovitrap would affect oviposition by Aedes aegypti or Ochlerotatus notoscriptus. In 2 trials conducted near Cairns, Queensland, Australia, no significant difference (P > 0.05) was found in the number of eggs of Ae. aegypti or Oc. notoscriptus laid in ovitraps with or without a methoprene pellet. These results suggest the addition of an S-methoprene pellet to ovitraps or sentinel tires could be employed to eliminate the risk of mosquito production by ovitrap surveys.
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Database assignments for author(s): Scott A. Ritchie

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Aedes notoscriptus Australia (NT+QLD)
Aedes aegypti Australia (NT+QLD)