Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (2006) 22, 296-300

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Craig R. Williams, Sharron A. Long, Richard C. Russell and Scott A. Ritchie (2006)
Field efficacy of the bg-sentinel compared with CDC backpack aspirators and CO2-baited EVS traps for collection of adult Aedes aegypti in Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22 (2), 296-300
Abstract: In this study, we compared the efficacy of the newly available BG-Sentinel with an established 'gold standard', the CDC Backpack Aspirator, and a CO2-baited EVS trap for the collection of Aedes aegypti (L.) in Cairns, Australia. BG-Sentinels collected significantly more (P = 0.017) female Ae. aegypti (mean per collection, 1.92 ± 0.39) than both the CDC Backpack Aspirator (1.00 ± 0.35) and the EVS trap (0.71 ± 0.27). Male-only and combined male-female Ae. aegypti collections for the BG-Sentinel and the CDC Backpack Aspirator were also greater than EVS trap collections. The CDC Backpack Aspirator and the BG-Sentinel captured proportionally fewer females compared with the EVS trap. The BG-Sentinel was the most Ae. aegypti-specific collection method. The CDC Backpack Aspirator collected proportionally more bloodfed Ae. aegypti than the other methods, which collected a greater proportion of nullipars. The data presented here will aid researchers in deciding what Ae. aegypti sampling device best suits their needs. BG-Sentinels and CDC Backpack Aspirators should be considered as alternatives to human-bait collections for Ae. aegypti sampling.
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Aedes aegypti Australia (NT+QLD)