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Mosquitocidal Chips Containing the Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen for Control of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(12), 2152; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122152
Received: 20 May 2019 / Revised: 7 June 2019 / Accepted: 14 June 2019 / Published: 18 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Aedes Aegypti Control)
Aedes aegypti were exposed to water treated with mosquitocidal chips containing the insecticide pyriproxyfen in a polymer formulation. Chips were tested under different conditions; different water volumes, in containers made of different material, and in water with different levels of organic matter. Treated chips caused 100% mortality of Ae. aegypti during their pupal stage independent of size or type of container, and the mount of organic matter contained in the water to which the mosquito larvae were exposed. When mosquitocidal chips were used in >25% of the oviposition containers within their cages, there was a significant control of the mosquito populations. Mosquitocidal chips worked in different environments, caused significant mosquito population decreases, and were effective in controlling Ae. aegypti. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mosquito; Aedes aegypti; Diptera; Culicidae; Insect Growth Regulator; Pyriproxyfen Mosquito; Aedes aegypti; Diptera; Culicidae; Insect Growth Regulator; Pyriproxyfen
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Stevens, K.C.; Pereira, R.M.; Koehler, P.G. Mosquitocidal Chips Containing the Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen for Control of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2152.

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