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Efficacy of methoprene for mosquito control in storm water catch basins

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association

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Abstract

This study evaluated the efficacy of methoprene, a widely used juvenile hormone mimic, formulated as 30-day slow release Altosid? pellets, at controlling mosquitoes in underground storm water drainage catch basins. Data from applications to ?-sized cement catch basins in the laboratory, field observations from treated and untreated basins, and an experiment that confined mosquito larvae in floating emergence jars in catch basins showed that methoprene effectively controlled mosquitoes for a month under field conditions and substantially longer under laboratory conditions when applied at a dose of 3.5 g pellets per average-sized catch basin.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Efficacy of methoprene for mosquito control in storm water catch basins
Series title:
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume
22
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
333-338
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
First page:
333
Last page:
338
Number of Pages:
6