Characteristics and Efficacy of Three Commercial Handheld Thermal Foggers with Pyrethroid Insecticides Against Three Species of Mosquitoes

Ali Fulcher, Muhammad Farooq, Alec G. Richardson, Michael L. Smith, Jodi M. Scott, Marcia K. Gaines, Rui De Xue*

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Abstract

The field study's objectives were to compare the physical characteristics as well as efficacy with multiple insecticides for Bonide® Fog Rx Insect Fogger, Black Flag® Propane Insect Fogger, and Burgess® Outdoor Propane Insect Fogger. Evaluations were conducted with 7 machine chemical combinations, 3 depths of spray, and 3 species of laboratory-reared mosquitoes, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Aedes aegypti. Combinations of these factors were analyzed in conjunction with environmental parameters. Data showed statistical significance between all machines. The Bonide machine maintained integrity and durability for the longest period of time compared with the other 2 machines. When evaluating the 3 machines with DUET™, mortality was highest with the Bonide and lowest with the Burgess machine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adulticiding
  • Aedes aegypti
  • Anopheles quadrimaculatus
  • Culex quinquefasciatus
  • handheld foggers
  • pyrethroid insecticides

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