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Efficacy of Mosquito Traps for Collecting Potential West Nile Mosquito Vectors in a Natural Mediterranean Wetland

AuthorsRoiz, David ; Roussel, Marion; Muñoz, Joaquín ; Ruiz, Santiago; Soriguer, Ramón C. ; Figuerola, Jordi
Issue DateApr-2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
CitationAm J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:642-648
AbstractSurveillance, research, and control of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus require efficient methods for sampling mosquitoes. We compared the efficacy of BG-Sentinel and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-CO2 traps in terms of the abundances of host-seeking and blood-fed female mosquitoes and the origin of mosquito bloodmeals. Our results indicate that BG-Sentinel traps that use CO2 and attractants are as effective as CDC-CO2 traps for Culex mosquito species, Ochlerotatus caspius, and they are also highly efficient at capturing Anopheles atroparvus host-seeking and blood-fed females with or without CO2. The CDC-CO2 trap is the least efficient method for capturing blood-fed females. BG-Sentinel traps with attractants and CO2 were signifi- cantly better at capturing mosquitoes that had fed on mammals than the unbaited BG-Sentinel and CDC-CO2 traps in the cases of An. atroparvus and Cx. theileri. These results may help researchers to optimize trapping methods by obtaining greater sample sizes and saving time and money.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0326
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/48645
DOI10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0326
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